Namibia will continue to keep its ports and harbours open to facilitate the free movement of commercial goods to its landlocked neighbours and beyond.
This was the promise from President Hage Geingob during a recent meeting with leaders from South Africa, Angola, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
"Covid-19 is a global pandemic and requires coordinated regional, pan-African and global action.
"During this difficult period, Namibia recognises how interdependent and how interconnected we are as neighbours," Geingob was quoted as saying.
"We share northern and north-eastern borders with Angola, Zambia and Botswana, and we have to educate our people who are in some instances not aware that they have crossed borders.
"Namibia will continue to keep ports and harbours open in order to facilitate the movement of goods to landlocked neighbours and beyond."
At the time of going to press Namibia had only recorded 16 cases of Covid-19 with 10 recoveries. There had been no community transmissions and no Covid-19-related deaths in the country.