RÖSSING Uranium announced on Friday that it is donating N$200 000 to the Namibian government to help fund efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Namibia.
Namibia has three confirmed cases of coronavirus infections to date. South Africa has 202 cases, which include infections that spread within communities.
“We trust that the N$200 000 donation will strengthen the government’s actions against the virus,” said Rössing Uranium managing director Johan Coetzee. “Let me assure the government of Namibia that CNNC Rössing Uranium is doing all we can to stop the spread of the virus by way of an emergency response plan for the mine with various actions to prevent the spread of the virus among our employees and contractors.”
The company introduced a Covid-19 emergency response plan which follows a four-phased approach towards managing the Covid-19 outbreak. The plan remains dynamic as it is adapted to changing circumstances.
The executive director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, in a statement called on all stakeholders in the sectors of health and social welfare services to follow suit as part of their corporate social responsibilities.
In the meantime, the Welwitschia private hospital at Walvis Bay and the Erongo health directorate on Thursday launched a coronavirus care campaign in which individuals and businesses are urged to pledge money, services or equipment to ready the coast against the virus.