A health rights activist is worried over continued disregard of deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) preventive measures as politicians continue to hold mass rallies.
On Sunday, the opposition alliance and President Peter Mutharika’s running mate in the July 2 presidential election – Atupele Muluzi – held rallies in various parts of the country despite the government ban of assembly of people of more than 100.
Health activist Maziko Matemba said this was worrying in view of the raging coronavirus.
“They should find better ways of reaching out to the people in view of the coronavirus,” he said.
He said the safety of people against Covid-19 is paramount than politics.
But Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka has told a local radio station that it is the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which started the flouting of the public health regulations which its own government put in place.
MCP and its alliance partners on Sunday Sunday held a grand political rally in Mzuzu.
United Democratic Front (UDF) secretary general Kandi Padambo said his party was observing all precautionary measures when conducting political rallies.
UDF president Atupele Muluzi on Sunday held a whistle stop tour from Liwonde to Lilongwe campiaging for President Mutharika’s reelection.