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New Era journalist Loide Jason recently engaged Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda on a number of issues, including an assessment on the performance of the governing coalition since taking over the city last year. The Okahao Town Council will close its doors today for disinfection following the sudden death of a security guard whose lifeless body was discovered on Saturday morning in his duty office. Despite the economic fallout caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development said it has achieved its goal of delivering 200 residentialunits. Windhoek Rural councillor Piet Adams says he is concerned about the safety of farmworkers who were recently evicted from farm Tsatsaxas near Dordabis, saying the timing of the evictions is a big problem. The Medical Rescue 911 is calling on Windhoek residents to assist them with setting up a Covid-19 medical centre in Khomasdal. Some workers in Windhoek were left stranded at bus terminals in Katutura yesterday morning as minibus drivers refused to operate, claiming they are being treated unfairly as they are only allowed half of their capacity while municipal buses load to full capacity. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said Namibia is yet to receive an official confirmation on the donation of AstraZeneca vaccine doses by the Netherlands authorities. Following the demolition of about 50 shacks in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency on Wednesday, Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda has convened a special council meeting for 5 August to resolve the city’s housing challenges. A Katutura man, who was shot and injured by a City Police officer, is demanding justice in the case he opened against the officer after he was discharged from hospital recently. Bus owners and drivers operating between Rehoboth and Windhoek are concerned government has made public transportation regulations to curb Covid-19 without consulting stakeholders. The Katutura Intermediate Hospital in Windhoek, renowned for perceived rude and unprofessional staff, dilapidated infrastructure and worsened by faltering funding, has recently received an unexpected wave of praise from several Covid-19 survivors who recovered at the 48-year-old facility. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has urged all Namibians to stringently follow public health guidelines to decrease the spread of the coronavirus, which will ultimately remove the need to open new field hospitals.