Chiefs demand Malawi border closure

Chiefs in Mzimba have demanded that the government closes Songwe border in Karonga as a strict coronavirus (Covid-19) preventive measure.

Songwe Border

The traditional leaders said this during a meeting with health officials at M’mbelwa district council on Wednesday.

Group village headman Kapokoro Kumwenda said there is a sharp rise of coronavirus in the region because the border is still open despite the threat of the disease from Tanzania.

“In addition, we need a quarantine centre in Karonga. All truck drivers coming from Tanzania should be quarantined there before they proceed into the country,” he said.

The chiefs have since endorsed the council suggestion to turn the old Mzimba district hospital into an isolation centre for coronavirus patients.

Director of Health and Social Services for the district Dr. Lumbani Munthali agreed with the traditional leaders that there was need to close the Songwe border as well as establish a covod-19 quarantine centre at the border.

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Mchawa
9 months ago

A little too late but positive. Push the sleeping APM to wake up and do the needful.

Malawi belong to the citizens

We have been saying about this from the first Case found in Malawi. Koma eee atsogoleri ake kukhala ngati achotsedwa ubongo wawo.They just know ways of protecting upresident basi.

Opportunist
Opportunist
9 months ago

These Chiefs are talking some senses not just busy sharing ma allowance

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
9 months ago

SOMETHING SENSIBLE FROM CHIEFS, SOON WE’LL START VOTING FOR CHIEFS LIKE WE DO WITH HEAD OF STATE, MP’S!!

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

pitala is sending tupele for rallies = social distancing
not closed borders confused.com

Mpakaten
9 months ago

The taskforce is not yet in place since the fake announcement, clearly indicting that Government just wanted to silence its critics or to sway the court to be soft on lockdown. Jappie Mhango is simply announcing numbers of infected people. Shall we Malawians pay this Minister a salary monthly for reading out names of infected people?

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