President Geingob extends Stage 3 of the State of Emergency to 17 September

President Geingob extends Stage 3 of the State of Emergency to 17 September
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Namibian Presidency

President Hage Geingob announced that the current moderate precautionary measures under Stage 3 of the State of Emergency, which is set to lapse at midnight on Saturday, will be extended to all 14 regions of the country for an additional five days.
The measures will apply to all 14 regions from Sunday, 13 September until midnight Thursday, 17 September.
The President said travel restrictions into and out of Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth local authority areas remain in force.
Travels out of Namibia will be permitted via Hosea Kutako International Airport, subject to quarantine at own cost upon return.
Entry and exit into Namibia for business travel purposes will be permitted via Hosea Kutako International Airport. This is in addition to the tourism revival initiative and subject to quarantine at own cost upon arrival or return.
President Geingob said the number of persons per public gathering is increased to a maximum of 50, countrywide, and this includes social gatherings such as weddings, funerals and religious gatherings, further adding that the daily curfew hours will now commence from 22h00 to 05h00 countrywide, this is to complement economic activities.
Business activities will be permitted to resume, countrywide, including within the restricted areas of the City of Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth Local Authority Restaurants, Cafes & Informal Food Traders may reopen for sit down meals and may sell alcohol for onsite consumption only.
Geingob said, for shebeens, bars and liquor outlets, trading hours for the sale of alcohol will remain the same countrywide and alcohol is only to be sold for off-site consumption. Entertainment events, conferences and workshops may resume, in compliance with the limit on public gatherings as well as health and hygiene protocols.
Nightclubs and gambling houses are to remain closed for the duration of this period, adding that due to the curfew, these businesses may not be able to operate.
Contact sports will not be permitted to resume, considering challenges to comply with public health measures, and all non-contact sports, however, are permitted to continue as has
been the case.
President Geingob urged all members of the public to maintain strict hand hygiene and the wearing of masks at all times in public spaces, and that the public should apply discretion and maintain social distancing by staying home and avoiding large crowds, maintain physical distancing by keeping a distance of 1,5m between persons.
He further highlighted that these basic measures are our first line of defence against an enemy that we cannot see.