Bank of Namibia (BoN) staff will return to a phase 1 approach of lockdown after some employees were suspected of coming into contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
This was communicated in a memo to the staff members.
According to the memo, several staff members reside at the block of flats where an alleged South African who has been identified as case number 33 was apprehended by the Namibian police after he allegedly stayed there.
The bank’s spokesperson Kazembire Zemburuka, in a media statement, confirmed that some of their staff members reside at the block of flats.
“The public is further being informed that no staff member of the bank has been traced by authorities to have come in contact with case number 33.”
He further said that their decision to adopt a stage one approach of lockdown is as a precautionary measure. This will however not hinder operations as no activities have been disrupted.
The internal memo said that the phase one approach will be with effect from 17 June 2020, only allowing essential services that are not able to work from home, to work from Bank premises for a period of 14 days.