The current lockdown measures adopted by Namibia as a precautionary step to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to witness certain ease after next week.
With several countries looking forward at possibilities to ease down lockdown to protect the economy, Namibia too has decided in the affirmative. President Hage Geingob announced ease in lockdown measures on April 30.
President Geingob wrote on Twitter, “The countrywide lockdown will lapse at midnight on Monday the 4th May 2020. Based on our experience, available data and gauging our level of national preparedness, there is merit to relax some of the restrictions.” Requesting the fellow Namibians to continue with their habit of wearing masks, President Geingob said, “All Namibians will be needed to wear mask in public areas and government will assist the vulnerable. The sale of alcohol will continue to be prohibited throughout the country. We could use this situation to deal with the abuse of alcohol in this country”.