New Implementations in Namibia due to COVID-19

The CABINET has declared a State of Emergency in the country amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
President Hage Geingob announced at the State House that the country will go into almost complete lock-down for the next 30 days.
Some of the measures include the suspension of the issuance of visas on arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA).
There is also the implementation of a travel ban on foreign nationals, by air and sea, from affected countries.
These travel banned countries are as follow:
1. The Schengen States
2. China
3. Iran
4. Korea
5. United Kingdom
6. USA
7. Japan
In addition, flights, including private chartered flights to and from countries where there is active local transmission of the Coronavirus, have also been suspended for 30 days.
All returning Namibians and permanent residents arriving from countries at high risk will be subject to supervised quarantine from 14 days (self-quarantine).
South African borders, including air travel, will remain open to serve as points of entry for Namibians returning home and exit points for visitors from Namibia, and to facilitate trade between the two countries.
It was stated that important events such as the swearing in of ministers and the presentation of the national budget will go on as they are essential events.
The minister of finance, Calle Schlettwein, also stated that a total N$124 million will be availed to fight the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
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