BETTING NAMIBIA NEWS Namibia to ease COVID-19 restrictions despite rise in cases 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 480 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 About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts 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 KENYA Ndungú’s stake in Sportpesa firm risks seizure without pay 12 hours ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Parimatch Tech evolves into GR8 Tech 12 hours ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA SIS, Kiron Interactive in Africa partnership 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Melbet online betting is a stable source of income 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Bookmaker 1xBet denies problems with license and connection with Russia 4 days ago Samuel NEWS Discover How Much You Could Earn as a Casino Dealer 6 days ago MDM BETTING TANZANIA Betting firm employs 142 Tanzanian youths 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Betfred SA denies it owes Joburg City Power over R3m in unpaid lights bill 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA Parimatch Tech becomes GR8 Tech 1 week ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Why Ghana Must Widen the Distance Between Sports Betting and Education Centres 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS 1xBet Statement: Curaçao License is Valid and Fully Operational 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING GHANA How to bet on sports responsibly? 2 weeks ago Szarlot 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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.