With an average of 1 000 positive COVID-19 cases recorded daily, overwhelmed health professionals have called on Namibians to assist them by adhering to the COVID-19 regulations, saying hospitals should be the last resort. In an interview with the Namibia press agency, Dr Fatima Nakale said the devastating pandemic has thrown lives and livelihoods into disarray, adding that hospitals should be the last resort for those infected because the health system is overstretched and the only way the public can assist the system is by adhering to the guidelines. Another health professional who is employed at a private hospital and who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the situation has escalated so much that even people with world-class medical options cannot get admission to most private hospitals as they are full to capacity.