Governor tests negative for Covid-19
The Erongo regional council's chief regional officer, Ludmilla Habate Doeses, also underwent a voluntary Covid-19 test recently and is awaiting her results.
26 June 2020 | Health
Erongo governor Neville Andre has tested negative for Covid-19 after undergoing a voluntary test last Friday. Speaking during a Covid-19 update at the Erongo regional council chambers earlier this week, the governor said taking the test was not as uncomfortable as many perceive it to be.
“It was an easy test, not as painful as it looks. It's only a few seconds and it is worth taking,” he said.
Health minister Kalumbi Shangula praised Andre for setting a good example that encourages more Namibians to get tested.
“It is an act worth commending that the governor voluntarily took a test for Covid-19. This is in line with our strategy of expanding targeted testing aimed at assessing the extent of local transmissions in susceptible populations, especially in the Walvis Bay local authority area.
“This act will encourage inhabitants to seek voluntary testing as a means to contain the spread of the virus,” Shangula said.
The regional council's chief regional officer, Ludmilla Habate Doeses, also underwent a voluntary Covid-19 test recently and is awaiting her results. Other council staff members also took part in the voluntary testing exercise.