President Hage Geingob is calling for nationwide daily prayers among other measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Geingob made these remarks during a national update on the pandemic which was tested positive in eight Namibians on Friday.
“It is written in Psalm 121:1-2 ‘I will lift up my eyes to the hills- From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth’,” Geingob said.
“As we practice social distancing during this time at home, I call on the faith-based community to intercede for our Nation, every day between 13h00 and 14h00, for the duration of the lockdown period and beyond.”
Geingob also gave instructions on the 21 days lockdown of Khomas and Erongo regions, which will be followed by the whole country later on.
The Head of State explained that the lockdown will be accompanied by continued public health response to provide screening, testing, contact tracing, quarantine, isolation and medical management.
“These measures will be reviewed regularly as we scale up our national response to COVID-19.
“During this time let us demonstrate the values of solidarity, unity and empathy. It is not only about this deadly scourge during this period, it is vitally important that we maintain our sense of community.”
Geingob then urged all Namibians to stay at home during this time.
“By staying home you are contributing greatly to the fight against the further spread of the disease and helping our public health system to respond to those who will need the services most.
“We have a chance today, to contain and arrest the further spread of this disease – if we Stay at Home and cooperate with the efforts of Government.”