The CEO of the Government Insurance Pension Fund (GIPF), David Nuyoma made a comment this week that needs to be repeated. He said, “The GIPF will not be making any rushed investment decisions [due to the virus].” This wisdom needs to be injected into our Covid-19 mitigation ideas and plans right now.
As of the publication date of this newspaper, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Namibia. However, seven cases have been confirmed in South Africa (as of March 11, 2020). Emotive, alarmist panic about this disease is counterproductive. Being informed, alert and prepared is best path available.