10 quarantined at Daan Viljoen

With 20 to 50 metres between rooms, Daan Viljoen Lodge makes an ideal quarantine centre.

02 April 2020 | Disasters

ESTER KAMATI

WINDHOEK



Ten Namibians previously quarantined at Greiters Conference and Rehabilitation Centre at Brakwater are now being hosted at Daan Viljoen Lodge, situated 20 kilometres outside Windhoek.

The lodge's CEO Bertus Struwig recently disclosed to Namibian Sun that although he was sceptical about allowing the venue to be used as an isolation facility, he would like to assist the government by availing the lodge for any other quarantine group.

According to him, structures have been put in place to ensure that the facility is suitable to cater to the current group, who have to be in isolation for 14 days after they travelled back to Namibia.

These measures include personal protective equipment for staff as well as machines used to sterilise rooms.



Well-behaved

The group is mainly comprised of young people, whom he said are well-behaved.

The group's quarantine period ends on 5 April.

“I only have compliments for this group,” Struwig said.

The lodge, which has 20 to 50 metres between rooms, was a great pick, according to Struwig, as it adheres to social distancing measures, with all the guests having their own rooms.

Struwig said the group is handling their quarantine well, jokingly referring to the time as a “holiday break in isolation”. He advised other corporate companies to come on board and assist government in the fight against the coronavirus.



Staff safety

Struwig shared there are three staff members attending to the group and they wear full protective gear when interacting with them. He added that a safe distance is kept between staff and guests at all times.

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