Alfredo Hengari

State House rushes to contain COVID-19 spread

State House rushes to contain COVID-19 spread

Rose-Mary Haufiku State House has rushed to contain any more infections that could emerge after President Hage Geingob and first lady Monica Geingos tested positive for COVID-19. Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari told the Windhoek Observer that COVID-19 health protocols had been activated, with the President’s close proximity staff and their families being tested for the virus, while State House would be fumigated. “The necessary COVID-19 health protocols have been activated to ensure the speedy recovery of the President and the First Lady, including the protection of the entire entourage of the First Couple. Moreover, family and staff members who work…
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Presidency defends virtual media briefings

Presidency defends virtual media briefings

Staff Writer The presidency has reacted strongly to a statement issued by the Namibia Media Trust accusing government of undermining media freedom over its decision to hold virtual media briefings, with a handful of selected media outlets. Presidential spokesperson, Alfredo Hengari, said government remained committed to media freedom and the measures taken were in line with guidelines on social distancing. “To fight the propagation of COVID-19 in Namibia, and in compliance with the preventative guidelines of social distancing and avoidance of crowds in one place, the presidency elected, (logically that is) that the 1 April 2020 Presidential Update on COVID-19…
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