Leader of the Independent Patriots for Change, Dr Panduleni Itula, says the dusk to dawn curfew and national lockdown implemented by Government to curtail the spread of COVID-19 are crippling the economy and should be lifted, while at the same time accusing the government of using the COVID-19 pandemic as a guise to consolidate political power to the detriment of the ordinary Namibian. The Namibia press agency quotes the IPC as recommending that the general public must have access to health information, including the COVID-19 case management meetings that informs government’s response measures, and that no vaccination for COVID-19 must be administered to any Namibian without any scientific data verifying its efficacy for use on human beings.