Govt says Malawian from China to be quarantined for 14 days over coronavirus

Government says it will quarantine a Malawian who is arriving from China for 14 days to screen and monitor him if he has the deadly corona virus or not.

Namarika: Not taking chances

Ministry of Health principal secretary Dan Namarika said the Malawian, whose identity has been deliberately concealed, was studying in Wuhan, the epicentre of the disease.

“He will be coming within 24 hours through one of our airports. So according to protocol, we will have to screen and monitor him to see if he has the disease or not, so yes, we will quarantine him,” said Namarika.

He said as of now, he is not a suspect of the disease although the government is taking preventive and precautionary measures against the disease.

Close to 300 people have died due to the disease which has attacked close to 10,000 people inĀ  China.

Some Malawians have called on the government to close its borders for people arriving from China.

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2 years ago

Mr Namarika its high time you people in government start thinking. If you really want to prevent him from passing on the virus to others, you may as well quarantine all passengers that will be in that plane with him. What if he/she already has the virus and has passed it to other passengers on plane he is travelling ? Maybe he is travelling alone ?

This kind of thinking from a whole PS can only confirm that this country has no direction

2 years ago
Reply to  Molesi

With your good observation. What’s your suggestion?

2 years ago


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