Narraville resident arrested for blocking COVID-19 burial and initiating a large gathering

Narraville resident arrested for blocking COVID-19 burial and initiating a large gathering

A Narraville resident at Walvis Bay was arrested for trying to block a COVID-19 burial and initiating a large gathering against the state of emergency regulations.
Police say Irvin Summers, who appeared in court, was trying to block a funeral place last week at the harbour town.
This is despite the decision by the authorities to bury such deaths at any cemetery the family chooses at Walvis Bay.
Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu, Namibian Police's Regional Commander said, "you try to get in the way of those responsible to conduct that burial. You are obstructing and interfering with the duties of the officers conducting the burial. If you gather the people for that purpose and the people that you have gathered are more than 10, it's in contravention of the state of emergency and lock down regulations."
Summers was also charged for allegedly instigating people to gather in large numbers and protest the lock down of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Arandis.
"Before they went and conduct their gathering they were distributing pieces of paper trying to gather the people," said Nelumbu.