Govt refuses to close schools amid Covid-19  cases spike

Government has refused to bow down to pressure to close all schools as the country continues to face unprecedented rising cases of coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

PS Education Chikondano Mussa: We will take professional advice from the public health experts

The country is experiencing a rising death toll from the virus pandemic and the tertiary education institutions has been hit with cases and two deaths of academic staff in the past one week.

But the Ministry of Education says it is aware of the rise in cases of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

“As a Ministry, we are closely monitoring the situation and working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19.

“Our decision making will be based on professional advice from the public health experts,” says the ministry  in a statement.

The statement says for now, the policy to have all schools open is what is in force.

“As regards compliance to Covid-19 measures in education institutions, the Ministry continues to do assessments and spot checks to ensure there is full compliance and adherence to all the Covid-19 preventive measures and guidelines that were circulated to all stakeholders,” says the ministry.

Malawi has recently seen a surge in coronavirus cases. Since Thursday, the country has been confirming more cases than ever recorded.

 

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Atuganire
Atuganire
14 days ago

Sungani ana anuwo mmakomomo, Ife anthu tikufuna kuti anawa azipitabe ku school. Ngozi ziwiri za anthu otchuka basi dziko standstill mpakana…

ndipo life is normal. Imfa iri paliponse….

Indigenous Malawian
Indigenous Malawian
14 days ago

Boma ili lili ndi chibwana. Monitoring the situation anthu akufa? The deaths of the academic staff warrants prompt action not just monitoring.

Zina ukamva
Zina ukamva
14 days ago

Are these the first academic staff or are they the last to die. Lots of people die every day what is so special about covid death? What do you want the leadership to do? Aliyense apange momwe waimverera osalipangira boma zochita. Ngati mukuona kuti ana anu ali pa chiopsezo, asiyeni kunyumba. Palibe atafunse.

Wils
Wils
14 days ago

No need to close schools, those calling for closure of schools are not critically analyzing the situation. Children are more safer at school than kumangoyendayenda mmidzi. Most guys of those alling for closure ndi anzathu akumayadi whose kids ali ku mpanda and ll be busy attending online classes. Majority ana athu ll be exposed to more harmful situations than covid 19. Amene sakufuna don’t send your kids basi let life go on Corona is here to stay!!

Limma
Limma
14 days ago

A Malawi anzanga, boma ili its so so indecisive.
Mwamva nokha, they want to start wider consultations and parliament meetings. Za ziii! Covid won’t wait for that.

They only addressed the nation coz of the death of the ministers. Pafa aMalawi angati pakatipa without the president addressing the nation. And national address yakeso, za zii!

Let’s look after ourselves the best way we can. I think ifeyo tokha tingosiya kaye kutumiza ana ATHU ku school.

Zina ukamva
Zina ukamva
14 days ago
Reply to  Limma

Teloni ndithu ana nauwo asapite kusukulu. it will reduce congestion in the schools.

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
15 days ago

Sukulu akuti olo design mukulephera kufika ndiye what measures can you put in place?

50 plus 1
50 plus 1
15 days ago

Children can be safer in schools than homes. I talk about boarding schools here

School
School
15 days ago

Schools have to close, there is no other way!

Nyoni
Nyoni
15 days ago

Under the stupid leadership of Tonse alliance

Nebraska
Nebraska
15 days ago

Amene akufuna akhoza osapitisa Ana ake ku sukulu….palibe vuto kutelo

Zina ukamva
Zina ukamva
14 days ago
Reply to  Nebraska

Zoona zokhazokha. Wamva m’mimba ndiyemwe amatsegula chitseko. Amene akuonapo chiopsezo ku sukulu, ana ake akhale kunyumba. Case closed.

sky
sky
15 days ago

close schools now, without delay. This is also putting life of other family members at home at risk of covid. Maintaining schools is like adding petrol on fire

Mac Chitsulo
Mac Chitsulo
15 days ago
Reply to  sky

What about us going to work are we going to stop working as well?

Last edited 15 days ago by Mac Chitsulo
Zina ukamva
Zina ukamva
14 days ago
Reply to  sky

Anzathu mwanva kuti covid ili ku sukulu?

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