Retain some of the Covid regulations
16 September 2020 | Opinion
If that breakthrough occurs, as is expected by many, the so-called Wuhan virus would be defeated and life would revert back to its sometimes chaotic self.
Covid-19 has killed over 100 of our countrymen and women, which is regrettable. It is sensitive but true that it also had its silver linings.
Our country adopted a myriad of stringent regulations to help contain the spread of the virus. While some regulations were almost draconian, others proved very helpful.
One of the good ones include selling alcohol only from 12:00. Even after Covid is finally kicked in the nuts, government should consider retaining regulations that have proven beneficial to society.
Travel restrictions have also saved the country millions of dollars (N$101 million according to treasury this week). What this virus has taught is that Namibia can live without the aimless globetrotting, which has been the hallmark of government ‘business’.
While these are valuable lessons, there are those in government who are itching for the end to this lockdown so they may embark on mickey mouse trips to rake in S&T and be away from their real official duties.
There are hard and valuable lessons to be deduced from the disease that is Covid-19. After all, Thomas H. Huxley implored us to “try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”