Chakwera bemoans reckless behavior of Malawi men in  Covid-19 prevention

President Lazarus Chakwera has bemoaned the reckless behavior of many men in Malawi in observing measures aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), saying such an attitude defeats efforts to combat the spread of virus pandemic.

Chakwera: Bemoans men’s laxity on Covid-19 prevention measures 

In his weekly address to the nation, Chakwera  said government statistics indicate that more men in the country are infected with the virus than women and appealed to men in Malawi to strictly follow Covid-19 preventive measures.

“I am not concerned over this because I am a man, no. But the pandemic has shown that more people who are infected with coronavirus are men because in every 10 confirmed cases, seven of them are men,”  he said.

Chakwera has therefore sent a special appeal to men in Malawi to start strictly observing measures against spread of virus pandemic which include the wearing of face masks, washing hands with soap regularly or applying hand sanitizers and observing social distance.

“On behalf of all men, I should say all women should be reminding us men to follow these preventive measures because what we want is to successfully fight this pandemic to build the Covid-free new Malawi nation,” he said.

Dorothy Ngoma, a public health expert and a health rights campaigner, commenting on the matter, told Voice of America (VOA):“More men tend to smoke so their lungs are weaker. They drink a lot more and also when they are sick or they have a fever if it’s not serious, it’s mild, they will still go to work unless they are very, very sick they cannot get up.

“As opposed to women, when women are sick, they say it loud that they are not feeling well, they will seek treatment and they will stay home.”

Statistics from the Public Health Institute of Malawi show that 64 percent of confirmed Covid-19 cases are men.

 

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CHIKABUDULA
CHIKABUDULA
1 month ago

Could it be that more men than women are tested? If so then it’s mathematically incorrect to conclude that there are more men infected than women. Just thinking aloud.

National CEO
National CEO
1 month ago

Always men are exposed to risks in their lives. More men die than women. It’s not that we are reckless. More men go to work as compared to women. Most women stay at home and safe. Please respect us.

PHRIWAPHIRI
1 month ago

ZODIAK RADIO YATHA, ITSNOW M B C 2 HEHEHDEEEEEEEEEEEEE AKAZAKO POWER IS SWEET THAT IS VERY TRUE YUO WHAT MR KAZAKO, YOU WERE A GOOD FIGHTER AT ZODIAK ONLY FOR THE MANY POOR MALAWIANS, YOU SPOKE FOR THE RULING AND OPPOSITION, BUT NOW YOU ARE COMPROMISED, YES YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT TO JOIN ANY PARTY BUT SOMETIMES ITS BETTER TO STAY PTUT SIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR


PHRIWAPHIRI
1 month ago

dont worry mr president remember when you were in opposition you were saying Mutharika was running away from elections there was no corona? remember what kaliyati said durint a rally in zomba about corona/ she even askee people to hug each other? what is wrong with men sir?????????????????????????/

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
1 month ago

some people are basically adhering to what was preached by the vice president and Joyce Banda that there was no harm gathering for political purposes for someone wanted to derail or delay an election. Surprisingly, you are coming up today talking about the same issues people warned you in the past; is that not playing double-standards, Mr. President? Presidential pronouncements do carry weight and as such be careful and selective with your words when it comes to policy matters. We are not fools, neither are we supposed to be treated like “Nyama ya galu”.

gugu
gugu
1 month ago

thats your typical Malawian man. Delu delu mmabara not thinking of his family at home.

Leaders of Today
Leaders of Today
1 month ago

Kodi lamulo loti bars and pubs should open at 2pm and close at 8pm lilipobe. Seems men are busy at bars daily. Wake up law enforcement officers and protect men from themselves

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