The Namibian Police Force in Oshikoto Region on Monday closed off the Othithiya water spring for public access due to alleged irresponsible behaviour of revellers. Nampa reports that Deputy Commissioner Petrus Shigwedha of the Oshikoto police said that the suspension of access to the popular recreational place is temporary to help curb the further spread of COVID-19 infections. Shigwedha noted that the area has been filling up since last week and authorities feared that it could lead to more COVID-19 cases. He however added that people have been adhering to the curfew and would usually leave before 21h00. On Monday, Oshikoto recorded 22 COVID-19 cases of which six were from Omuthiya.