20 Covid cases reported in Rehoboth

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20 Covid cases reported in Rehoboth

THE Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed 20 cases of Covid-19 at Rehoboth in the Hardap region, with the majority of the cases stemming from Dr Lemmer High School and one from St. Joseph’s Primary School.

In an interview with Nampa on Friday, the acting director for the health ministry in the region, Benville Platt confirmed the cases.

Platt said because of the confirmed cases, which mark an unusual spike, preventative measures had been implemented to slow down the spread of the virus. He stated that the cases are primarily centred at Dr Lemmer High School, with 20 confirmed cases since 08 February, 11 of whom had recovered while nine remain active.

“Continuous promotion and implementation of Covid-19 safety measures is critical in schools. Contact tracing and active case search are used to discover both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases. 

Remaining vigilant, working together, and adhering to public health recommendations are critical in limiting the spread of Covid-19 within the school community,” he stated.

He said collaboration among health officials, schools, and parents is critical for efficient monitoring and control of the outbreak.

“My office has recommended that the inter-school sports activities planned for Rehoboth for the week of 19 to 23 February be postponed and that Covid-19 protocols be enforced in accordance with Circular No.50 of 2022,” said Platt, calling for the support and understanding of all stakeholders. -Nampa