BETTING NAMIBIA NEWS Namibia to ease COVID-19 restrictions despite rise in cases 3 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 51 Namibia’s countrywide COVID-19 related restrictions will be lowered in 13 of its 14 regions, President Hage Geingob said on Monday. Geingob, however, said that the strictest measures will still be in force in Erongo, a region identified as the nation’s COVID-19 hotspot. According to Geingob, the move is to improve the nation’s social and economic activities despite the recording of an increase in COVID-19 cases. “The government’s approach, to further relax national restrictions under Stage 4, aims to boost social and economic activities, while continuing to advocate for intensified public adherence to health and hygiene protocols to safeguard our successes,” – Geingob told reporters in the capital Windhoek. The relaxation comes into effect at the end of June and will see, among other things, a limited number of tourists from “a carefully selected low-risk market” admitted to help revive the struggling sector. Liquor outlets, taverns and bars will be allowed to operate under normal working hours, but the sale of alcohol will only be permitted for takeaway. Meanwhile, casinos and gambling establishments will open for pre-booked clients with no walk-ins and informal gambling houses will be allowed to open as long as they maintain a logbook. Additionally, gatherings of as many as 250 people for weddings, funerals and religious services will be permitted while attendance at schools remains voluntary. Sports activities are also allowed as long as the public gathering limit is strictly observed. Namibia may lower the risk level to ‘stage 5’ in September, which will see borders reopen and air travel resume, according to the president. Namibia has so far recorded 63 confirmed COVID-19 cases out of which about two-thirds, 42, are in the Erongo region. Geingob previously said that the risk profile for the spread of COVID-19 in Erongo, where the port town of Walvis Bay is located, warrants specific attention. Source: africa.cgtn.com SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Namibia, reopen bars Continue Reading Previous The Premier League takes over AfricaNext Leverage on Gaming Potential- The next ads opportunity for Betting brands? More Stories BETTING NIGERIA Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador 7 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING Beginners Guide To Betting 7 hours ago Peris Wambu BETTING KENYA Sports Betting Making A Comeback in Kenya 1 day ago Peris Wambu BETTING E-PLAY Africa is set to continuously provide all the UEFA champions league match tips 1 day ago Fahad Luyzburg BETTING WORLD NEWS Spain to ban gambling football shirt sponsorship 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Kenya raising the bar for digital transformation in East Africa 5 days ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.