Namibia’s flag carrier, Air Namibia, and state owned enterprise, Namibia Airports Company (NAC), confirmed an immediate lockdown of their head offices and a return to lockdown stage one due to possible exposure to the virus.
In a report by the New Era Online, this follows a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the country during the weekend.
In a statement, Air Namibia’s Acting CEO, Elia Erastus revealed that the potential exposure originated from an NAC employee whom contact tracing revealed to be linked to Namibia’s 33rd Covid-19 case.
“The airline found it judicious to conduct an urgent risk safety assessment for Covid-19 possible infection at the head office,” said Erastus.
The carrier’s safety department received information on Friday to investigate a possible virus risk spread to employees and stakeholders.
NAC’s CEO, Bisey Uirab, also confirmed the NAC head office lockdown for 14 days.
“This decision comes after careful consideration of the possible risk of exposure as one of our employees that works at the head office resides at 77 on Independence Avenue that was reported as one of the places Covid-19 case 33 visited,” said Uirab.