Namibia Eases COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Continuing Cautions

Namibia will lift some of the restrictions imposed to contain COVID-19, President Hage Geingob announced in a media briefing on May 28. These 'Stage 3' measures will begin on June 1 across the country, with the exception of Walvis Bay where the current lockdown remains in effect. Geingob urged Namibians to avoid complacency, saying "reduced restrictions demand heightened personal vigilance and greater responsibility on individuals, communities." Containment efforts to date have contributed to a relatively low level of COVID-19 in the country, with 22 confirmed cases as of May 28.

Journalists question President Geingob and other Namibian officials during a media briefing on COVID-19 in Windhoek (screen shot).

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