Cabinet committee on Covid-19 commends Malawi Asian businesses for lockdown

Special Cabinet Committee on coronavirus (Covid-19) chairperson Jappie Mhango has commended Malawians of Asian origin in Blantyre and Zomba for the decision to have a 14-day partial community lockdown, saying that is what is supposed to be done if the country is to fight the spread of the outbreak

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THE special Cabinet committee on coronavirus is led by Minister of Helath Jappie Mhango (L)

Mhango said the virus pandemic is “a nightmare” and  move by the grouping is welcome to  protect themselves from contracting the virus pandemic and also the community at large.

The virus has since claimed two lives and infected dozens of people  in the country.

The Asian community members, under the banner Asian Business Community (ABC), have since come up with 11 guidelines which they are required to follow in their respective communities to avoid the further spread of the virus.

A statement signed by ABC Covid-19 Taskforce chairperson Faizal Aboo, says those who will violate the guidelines will be punished or fined K500 000.

“While we appreciate that the directive may be challenging for some and may affect our lifestyle in one way or another, it is important to state that we reached this decision only after lengthy consultations with medical professionals. We are doing this in the best interest of us all.

“Any member of the society found violating the partial community lockdown without a valid reason, strict action by community elders will be taken against them, including a penalty of K500 000,” reads the statement in part.

Among other things, the 11 guidelines urge every ABC member aged over 53 to remain indoors during the duration of the partial lockdown.

In addition, all ABC members with underlying health conditions will also not be allowed to go out of their homes.

ABC has also called on its members to send all their domestic workers aged over 53 and above on a 14-day paid leave.

On March 20 this year, President Peter Mutharika declared the country a State of Disaster.

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King Xerxes
King Xerxes
10 months ago

That’s why I like these mwenyez, they love Malawi more than this pumbwa

concerned citizen
concerned citizen
10 months ago

When all around us in the SADC region member countries were locking down, Malawi kept its boarders open. Shame on the cabinet committee on corona virus. The ABC has shown you what is supposed to be done and that it is long overdue for Government to have ordered a lock down. Where does this committee take its advice from, about the pandemic? Are our health experts involved in this committee. Does the committee consult with the experts or does it follow WHO guidelines and advice? China locked down and now they have managed to curb the pandemic.Why does the committee… Read more »

Monica Mbengo
Monica Mbengo
10 months ago

Viva Asian Business Community!!!!!! You are doing a great job!!!!! Thank you for playing your role to save our lives and saving the country!!!!! Please save us from these DPP cadets as well!!!!!

Joseph Taulo
Joseph Taulo
10 months ago

Indian community has always stood in support of us Malawians unlike these Chinese guys who are only make viruses for terrorism and global warfare

Pamela
Pamela
10 months ago

Come on DPP cadets learn from our Asian brothers please! They are doing everything to protect everyone and you are busy eating allowances for meetings! Shame on you! Bravo Asians!

Richard
Richard
10 months ago

Thank you Asian Business Community. I think you are all capable of even taking over the leadership of the country from our useless politicians.

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