Declaration of state of emergency: National disaster (COVID-19) (Proclamation 7 of 2020)

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Government Gazette no. 7148
This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 18 Mar 2020.
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Declaration of state of emergency: National disaster (COVID-19)

Proclamation 7 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 7148 on 18 March 2020

  • Commenced on 17 March 2020

  • [This is the version of this document from 18 March 2020 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2022.]

Under Article 26(1) of the Namibian Constitution, read together with section 30(3) of the Disaster Risk Management Act, 2012 (Act No. 10 of 2012), I declare that, with effect from 17 March 2020, a State of Emergency exists in the whole of Namibia on account of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Republic of Namibia at Windhoek this 17th day of March, Twenty Twenty.Dr. Hage G. GeingobPresident