Covid-19: Erongo must 'redouble efforts'
15 September 2020 | Local News
Despite Walvis Bay recording no new positive Covid-19 cases on 8 September, Erongo governor Neville Andre says there is still room for improvement.
“Let us redouble our efforts in raising awareness in our communities on preventative measures as well as providing general Covid-19 information to our people,” Andre said in a speech read on his behalf in the Swakopmund municipal chambers this past Friday. The governor added, in the speech read by chief regional officer Ludmilla Habate Doëses that Erongo will soon welcome tourists under the tourism revival initiative. The initiative, which came into effect on 1 September, is aimed at boosting the country's ailing tourism industry.
“The ministry of environment, forestry and tourism has planned adequately and put in place appropriate protocols to ensure that the visiting tourists adhere to the regulations and are safe,” he said.
He also urged residents to welcome and embrace tourists.
“Let us make sure they enjoy their stay amidst these difficult times,” Andre said.
No longer the epicentre
He expressed his appreciation to stakeholders who played a role in ensuring that the virus is being contained so that Erongo is no longer the Covid-19 epicentre of the country.
These stakeholders include health workers, the security cluster, private sector partners, civil society, faith-based institutions, traditional leaders, youth and volunteers, international partners, politicians, administrative heads and staff of offices, ministries and agencies, he said.