Speaking at Thursday 17 September 2020’s COVID-19 Presidential public briefing Attorney General, Festus Mbandeka, said even though the State of Emergency is ending, the limit of passengers on public transport will remain in place in order to avoid the further spread of the virus. The Namibia press agency quotes him as explaining that even though some restrictions are being relaxed, people should still apply preventative measures and as such the wearing of face masks will remain mandatory. He added that public gatherings will also remain at 50 people per gathering but that the night-time curfew will come to an end. Night clubs, casinos and gambling houses will only be allowed to operate until 22h00 though, and alcohol businesses that were selling alcohol on a takeaway basis are now allowed to sell alcohol for on-site consumption until 22h00.