Oshana sensitises citizens on Covid

18 December 2020 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA



OSHAKATI

Oshana regional police commissioner Rauha Amwele has pleaded with Namibians, especially those residing in her region, to comply with Covid-19 regulations amidst escalating cases in the country.

Speaking at the Oshana regional Covid-19 Task Force road show in Oshakati, Ongwediva and Ondangwa on Thursday, aimed at sensitising the public on how to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, she said “together, we are better”.

Namibia recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases on Wednesday since March, with over 350 positive cases in one day.

Amwele applauded frontline workers who are working hard to save lives.

“Their efforts are recognised, appreciated and highly valued,” she said.

‘We need to fight together’

President Hage Geingob amended the regulations on Wednesday in line with the national response to the pandemic.

Amwele said if everyone complied with the directives, Namibia will win the fight and reduce cases, as the country now faces a second wave.

“The owners of shebeens, bars and clubs must make sure customers to wear masks and sanitise their hands. We need to fight together.

“For those in public transport vehicles, make sure you are all wearing your masks,” she stressed.

She also pleaded with shop owners to make sure that no one enters their shops without wearing a mask.

Meanwhile, chairperson of the Oshana regional Covid-19 Task Force, Penda Kashihakumwa, said they are worried about lack of compliance putting the lives of others at risk.

“You are doing it to save your own life and those of others. You do not lose anything by wearing a mask,” Kashihakumwa said.



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