Public Health Covid-19 General Regulations, Government Notice 144 of 2021
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These regulations are made in response to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease. These apply during the specified period of 16th July 2021 to 31st July 2021. Essentially, the regulations provide penal sanctions for the contravention of the provisions a authorize officers to enforce same provisions. The regulations provide for a curfew of 21:00 to 04:00 for the duration. The regulations further mandate the wearing of masks and authorizes certain officers to enforce the compulsory wearing of masks in public places. The regulations further prohibit public gatherings, with specific exceptions including where the gathering is composed of members of the same family, people gathered in their workplace, a group of people independently or coincidentally find themselves at a specific place, etc. There are certain restrictions relating to the time of sell and purchase of alcohol, as well as restrictions on contact sports, nightclubs, casinos and other businesses. The regulations prevent the entry of non-citizens and people who do not hold a permanent residence in Namibia from entry into the country during the specified period. For persons allowed entry into the country, the regulations provide for such persons to be quarantined in accordance to the Public and Environmental Health Act, 2015. The Regulations allow for the operation of businesses relating to the transportation of goods and services and provides for such to be done in strict compliance with guidelines set out to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
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