Namibia Reviews Its Covid-19 Protocols

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The Namibian government has reviewed the country’s Covid-19 safety measures.

It says that wearing face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places.

Namibian President Hage Geingob also says vaccinated foreign visitors will not require PCR testing certificates on arrival into the country. They are instead required to present an authentic, valid vaccination card at Points of Entry.

This is as the country’s Ministry of Health says it has also increased the number of people allowed to attend events from 500 to 1,000.

“This will be applicable to all social gatherings as defined in the Regulations, including weddings, funerals, church services and sporting events.”

Persons using public transport and those attending indoor events have however been encouraged to wear masks to exercise caution.

The new measures will however be in place for a month.

This follows a reduction of Covid-19 cases reported in the country.

Currently, the active coronavirus cases in the country stand at 222, with an average of 14 new cases recorded daily in the last seven days.

About 21 percent of Namibia’s eligible population of 1.7 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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