Namibia extends COVID-19 lockdown in port town of Walvis Bay to curb community transmissions

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WINDHOEK, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Namibia has decided not to lift the lockdown of the port town of Walvis Bay, to discourage the spread of community transmission.

The President Hage Geingob at a media brief on Monday said the stage 1 lockdown will be extended to the entire Erongo region for another 14 days from June 8 to 22.

Namibia moved to stage 3 of lockdown roughly a fortnight ago, but Walvis Bay was reverted to stage 1 because of the number of positive COVID-19 cases.

According to Geingob, the developments to extend the lockdown came as a result of the lack of adherence to regulations in Walvis Bay, which he said aggravates the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

To date, Namibia has recorded 31 COVID-19 cases with 16 recovery cases. Enditem

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