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NTB rubbishes high-risk Covid ranking

Albertina Nakale

The Namibia Tourism Board has jumped on board to denounce the latest decision by the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention to categorise Namibia as a high-risk country, arguing the ranking lacks scientific data. 

The CDC moved Namibia to Level 3 “high-risk category” on Monday. Joining other countries in the same classification of Covid-19 are Guyana, Mongolia as well as St Kitts and Nevis.

Reacting to the CDC’s rating, NTB CEO Digu //Naobeb yesterday said the rating does to reflect the reality on the ground, as Namibia is a vast country. He contented concentration of the Namibian population is in the urban centres, whereas tourists are travelling to tourism destinations.

According to him, these centres, as far as tourism and attractions are concerned, are very sparsely populated and are outside urban centres.

“Therefore, I would not really be bothered if I am a traveller to Namibia because of the CDC rating. We…

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