Residents urged to only go out when absolutely necessary

Residents urged to only go out when absolutely necessary

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula has announced that people in the lockdown regions of Khomas and Erongo should only leave their houses when absolutely necessary.
The Khomas and Erongo regions have been put under lockdown for 21 days starting tonight at midnight.
The towns of Rehoboth and Okahandja, although falling outside the two regions, are also under lockdown.
Dr Kalumbi Shangula said only one member of a family will be allowed to visit a shop and grocery shops are required to ensure that the one metre or more social distance be adhered to when people do shopping.
No alcohol outlet and selling of alcohol will be opened over the 21-day period.
Dr Shangula said that public transport vehicles with a capacity of four passengers will only be allowed to carry three commuters.
Seven-seater vehicles are allowed to only carry four passengers.
No buses will be allowed to operate as public transport, except for those assisting the prevention of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Restaurants are allowed to operate, but can only sell take-aways.
Police and the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) will be deployed to enforce the lockdown regulations.