Namibia's Biggest Trade Fair Canceled Amid COVID-19 Cases
Muhammad Irfan 29 days ago Wed 30th June 2021 | 03:10 PM
WINDHOEK, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jun, 2021 ) :Namibia's biggest trade fair, the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF), has been canceled for the second consecutive year due to rising COVID-19 cases, organizers said Wednesday.
The decision to cancel the event was made to protect the health and safety of visitors, employees, exhibitors and other stakeholders, the OATF preparatory committee said in a statement.
"The heightening risks and overwhelming concerns about COVID-19 served as a scale for the OATF not to proceed with the fair during such an unprecedented global situation," spokesperson Jackson Muma said.
A fund-raising gala dinner and official launch of the trade fair, which was scheduled for this coming Saturday, has also been called off due to restrictions on public gatherings.