9 Chinese construction workers quarantined in Malawi amid coronavirus fears

At least nine Chinese workers who arrived in the country from China to work on the Nsanje/Marka road project have been quarantined for 14 days as a preventive measure for the coronavirus.

Concerns grow about the coronavirus outbreak.

Nsanje district commissioner Douglas Moffat said the Chinese are part of  CR 20 Chinese construction company which is working on the road.

“They came in February from China to join their colleagues working on the road but they had to be quarantined. They are still in quarantine at the camp site” said the district commissioner.

Spokesperson for Nsanje district hospital Stanley Chilumbu said health workers constantly visit the workers for checks.

He said so far, the Chinese have not shown signs of the disease.

All the CR 20 workers are now forced to put on surgical masks as way of preventing the disease.

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4 years ago

Ban entry by persons from high risk countries until April period!!

Malawi belong to the citizens

The best way is to stop all international planes to land in the country.South Africa failed to do so in early February ,now the coronavirus cases are skyrocketing from one person in the first week of March 2020, within short period of time to 17
cases by 13 March 2020. We don’t how many cases will be in SA at the end of the month.The more cases are in South Africa,the danger increases for the SADC region.Please leaders put lives Malawians first.Do not allow chinese to enter Malawi.Dpp yokha eeishh,too much visionless leaders.

4 years ago

I am following carefully what is happening in Malawi. Its so sad really to hear what unserious measures our country has put against this disease. Here in Europe Its Worse now and alot of people have died. While undeveloped country like Malawi We are still on bed without putting serious measures on our boarders. Its time for citizens to speak up. I love My mother land and i hope the government will cooperate and hear from what other countries are facing like Italy and china.

4 years ago

This is appalling. Why were they allowed to proceed all the way to the Lower Shire instead of being stopped, quarantined and tested in Blantyre or Lilongwe? Should they show signs of the virus it means they may have infected a lot of people from the airport all the way to Nsanje. If this is how the government is going to handle this pandemic then we are in mortal danger as a nation.

4 years ago
Reply to  Matambiko

Me too was surprised to hear about this seriously sometimes I feel like am watching a movie called Malawi why did they allow these people to come here why didn’t they wait in their country until things cool down aaah am angry

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