Windhoek, 28 March 2020 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) was requested to lockdown its Hobas Lodge on 27 March 2020 to safeguard its staff and visitors after a guest who had visited the lodge between 17 – 19 March 2020 had tested positive for COVID-19. To ensure that no staff or visitor had contracted the virus, the Health Professionals from the Ministry of Health and Social Services Keetmanshoop District office visited the resort to assess the situation.
“We are pleased to inform the public that our employees that came into contact with the guest did not show any signs and symptoms of COVID-19 however they were advised to stay in isolation for 14 days. During the visit, health education was given on early detection of signs and symptoms of COVID-19, in addition to preventative measures (social distancing, hand hygiene and cough etiquette). We were assured that the Hobas lodge could re-open,” says Dr Matthias Ngwangwama, NWR Acting Managing Director.