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Namibia Scraps Mandatory Wearing Of Face Masks

Namibia Scraps Mandatory Wearing Of Face Masks

Namibia has scrapped the mandatory wearing of masks in public places as the number of COVID-19 positive cases is declining.

Speaking during the 41st COVID-19 briefing on the national response measures on Tuesday, Namibia President, Hage Geingob, also increased the size of public gatherings from 500 to 1 000. He said:

Wearing masks in public places is no longer mandatory. However, people who are in close settings, such as public transport, indoor public meetings are encouraged to wear masks.

A physical distance of no less than 1 meter must be maintained between persons at all times.

The size of public gatherings will be adjusted from 500 to 1 000 people. This will be applicable to all social gatherings as defined in the Regulations, including weddings, funerals, church services and sporting events.

Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to produce a negative PCR test result upon arrival at Namibian Points of Entry.

They are instead required to present an authentic, valid vaccination card at Points of Entry.

Namibia’s coronavirus recovery rate stands at 97 per cent, with a case fatality rate of 2.5 per cent. Active cases stood at 222 on Monday.

The new regulations come into force from midnight for a period of 30 days until April 15.

More: Xinhua

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24 Comments

Mark 4 months ago

Take me to Namibia


SisterNurse 4 months ago

Hazvigone, unonovazadza Covid.

The King of Serpents 4 months ago

Some countries are forward thinking. Manje muno vanenge vachingowedzera marestrictions without any scientific basis.


James**** 4 months ago

Pazim panoshana chitororo


𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 4 months ago

𝘼 𝙢𝙖𝙨𝙠 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚, 𝙙𝙤𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙜𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙19 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩.


Madzibaba Stingbringi 4 months ago

It's too early to do that in Zimbabwe or anywhere else. Covid is still wrecking havoc in more developed countries, soon that wave will take us over..


... 4 months ago

huum huum tibvireipo imi COVID still wrecking havoc chii APA ask us kuti manumber tikumaita sei because Zimbabweans are not accepting the vaccine out of 16 million only 4half got the jab
so government is trying to tell us manumbers kuti vanhu vabaiwe

inini 4 months ago

pazim muchamapfeka kusvika mati eke


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Zvimbazi 4 months ago

Good Afternoon 🌞
I hope you're well found...I officially abandon my old username,Mboko,for good.People have tarnished my image, I've been patient buh I can't take it anymore..
Ini ndinofarira lulalula chete..
It's either Vybz Kartel or Undertaker who have taken over my username..

Ndatenda...mbonghile


MuGrade 2 4 months ago

Only 5% of Zimbabweans correctly wore masks...now 1%are correctly wearing masks...


Gabadela 4 months ago

Of I may ask,didn't we as Zimbabwe donate vaccines to Namibia?? But surprisingly it seems they've reached herd immunity while us the so called 'donors' are still far from reaching herd immunity. 🤔🤪🥴


Cleo 4 months ago

Sorry @ Zvimbazi, Zimbabwe also donated vaccines to Namibia check the history.

Zvimbazi 4 months ago

Point of correction :

Zim donated Vaccines to Botswana not Namibia . Botswana not Namibia. Botswana not Namibia.

Ndatenda

Zvimbazi 4 months ago

Herd immunity ino wanikwa ndokunge wakabayiwa.
Mzukuru wakabayiwa here?

Ndatenda

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 4 months ago

it started with Kenya now Namibia, our problem in Zimbabwe is that we don't speak with one voice because everything is being politicized.

if government relax lockdown some opposition complain and say covid cases are rising, if government closes schools because they complain saying kids have to learn, when those kids get infected they say government don't care .


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 4 months ago

it started with Kenya now Namibia, our problem in Zimbabwe is that we don't speak with one voice because everything is being politicized.

if government relax lockdown some opposition complain and say covid cases are rising, if government closes schools because they complain saying kids have to learn, when those kids get infected they say government don't care .


Zvimbazi 4 months ago

Hapadi voice apa muzukuru. Chirwere ichi not leadership

Ndatenda

4 months ago


Mutadza 4 months ago

I font want to be seperated from my mask.


Zvimbazi 4 months ago

Wakashata - sara wakahwanda wega

Ndatenda

. 4 months ago


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Innocencia peewee ncube 4 months ago

It's good for them
Let's continue wearing masks until it get better


The 1 4 months ago

Umm takufanira kubayiwa tese



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