Only 9% of Namibians vaccinated

September 14, 2021
President Hage Geingob President Hage Geingob

President Hage Geingob has revealed that only 9% of the Namibian population is fully vaccinated.

While delivering his 34th COVID-19 on Tuesday, Geingob said Khomas region had only recorded 13,9% fully vaccinated coverage; 12,6 percent in Hardap region and 11,9 and 11,8 % in Erongo and Kavango West regions, respectively.

“This is a long shot from the requisite 60 percent total population coverage target to achieve Herd Immunity by March 2022,” he said.

“The most vulnerable segments, such as the elderly and persons with co-morbidities, have been vaccinated to a greater extent. However, uptake by Health Care Workers remains lower in comparison, with only 14.5 percent fully vaccinated.”

He announced revised COVID-19 regulations, which will come into force for a period of 30 days from Thursday.

  • Public Gatherings have been adjusted to 150 persons per event.
  • The number of spectators at sporting events is permitted, up to 150 spectators per event.
  • Curfew will be extended to begin from 23:00 to 04:00 daily
  • Restrictions related to liquor as per amendment of 6 September 2021 will apply, where sales may take place from 09:00 until 22:00, Monday to Friday and from 09:00 until 13:00 on Saturday.


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