Coronavirus hits Malawi curio traders

The deadly Coronavirus that is now a threat to human health worldwide has negatively affected the curio business in Malawi, locally known as ‘Ziboliboli’.

Coronavirus affecting Ziboliboli trade

The chairman of the curio vendors in Lilongwe Edward Sengwa Chisale says, “Even though the virus has not reached in our country, but our business depends on foreigners than our local market, but then tourists are not coming in our country to buy our products. We are suffering heavily.”

The curios business has quietly faced challenges since 2019 due to political interferences and this year they are still struggling with the virus.

According to Chisale, in the year 2019 their business was affected by the political demonstrations known as the “Anti-Jane Ansah Demo’s”, saying they would close up businesses, and not open for a day due to tension the demonstrations bring.

Chisale, like some of his colleagues, has been in the business for over two decades.

“We are grateful to the government for recognizing our business and making an effort to build us shelters, though some part of the place is not fully furnished,” he says.

The virus has rapidly spread from China to European countries and recently reported in some African countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

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Mtete
Mtete
8 months ago

Chamba outlets

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
8 months ago

KOMA UMVA KUTI AKAVOTERABE PETERA CHIFUKWA CHA ATUPELE!!

Petro
Petro
8 months ago

Uchindere

Andromeda
8 months ago

Attention seeker.

Bengo
Bengo
8 months ago

vitsilu kwabasi title yabwanji iyi zamkutu

citizen
citizen
8 months ago
Reply to  Bengo

eti eti kusowa ma title osangosiya bwanji hiyaaaaa

SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
8 months ago

Mxm! Za Ku mtiiiii! Palizolemba pamenepa? Mukuona ngati maiko amene akhudzidwa ndi matenda amenewa ndi opepela?

tamna
8 months ago
Reply to  SAUNDERS

Wamasuka moposa muyezo….tchukira zina

Super power
Super power
8 months ago

Wrong title. What type of journalism is that.

Lingala,Bolingo Nangai.
Lingala,Bolingo Nangai.
8 months ago
Reply to  Super power

Journalist go back to school and learn to write things right,with your sentence construction you can put people under panic,Corona virus have hit ziboliboli whats the hell is the massage.Poor sentence contruction,,AAAAAAKKKWEEEEEE,

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