With No Recorded Deaths, Namibia Continues to Ease Lockdown


The Namibian government, says it will be further easing lockdown restrictions on social and economic activities.

The country’s lockdown level will be eased to level 3 starting 2 June. However, Walvis Bay will revert to level one, which in contrast to South Africa’s lockdown levels, is the most restrictive level. The coastal town will remain on level one for seven days after two residents have tested positive.

President Hage Geingob has urged the public to remain vigilant despite the easing of lockdown restrictions which will also allow schools to resume face-to-face classes and restaurants to receive sit-down customers.

Non-contact sports and gatherings of up to 50 people at weddings, funerals and other events will also be allowed.

Clubs, casinos and gambling houses will remain closed as they are considered high-risk areas while truck drivers arriving in Namibia will be screened and tested on arrival and quarantined for no less than 14 days. 

Namibia, located in the southwest of Africa, has received international praise after recording only 22 confirmed COVID-19 infections with 14 recoveries.