WINDHOEK, Feb. 16 — Namibia is now in the latent stage of the fourth COVID-19 wave as cases have declined, Namibia’s Vice-President, Nangolo Mbumba said Monday, during the 40th COVID-19 briefing on national response measures.
“We are recording a low positivity rate across the country, it is a source of encouragement that the situation has been manageable in the past three weeks,” he added.
Mbumba commended the Namibian people who continue to comply with the public health regulations.
“The collective effort, vigilance, and discipline have enabled us to withstand and overcome the fourth wave, characterized by high transmission rate, albeit with moderate hospitalization and relatively low fatality rate,” he said.
Mbumba meanwhile said the current regulations are due to expire Tuesday midnight on Feb. 15 and the status quo will be maintained and extended for a period of 30 days, from Feb. 16 February to March 15.
“With regards to the size of public gatherings, for the next dispensation the size of public gatherings will be adjusted from 200 to 500 people,” he said. (Xinhua)