Malawi deports Chinese for refusing quarantine

Immigration Department in Mchinji has  sent back to Zambia, a Chinese national, Jian Li for refusing to be on self-quarantine for 14 days.

He arrived in Lusaka the capital of Zambia on March 26, 2020 and later proceeded to Mchinji, where he was intercepted by Immigration officers at Bua road block on Saturday April 12, 2020 and reports show he was traveling to Blantyre.

According to Mchinji Immigration border post, spokesperson, Madalitso Banda, the Chinese National arrived in Lusaka from China and was put on quarantine for 14 days.

“We have indeed sent back Li to Zambia, the Chinese national and returning resident working at Mchinji-Mwami one stop border post project,” he said.

Banda added that, “Upon arrival at Mchinji border, he was ordered to be on self quarantine for another 14 days. The Chinese National defied the order and left the camp proceeded to Blantyre.”

The Immigration department in the district has suspended issuing of border passes to control movement of people.

The Department has put intensive road blocks and border patrols in the wake of Covid-19.

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Banda
Banda
10 months ago

The point of all this is the Chinese national arrived into Zambia March 26th and was forced into a 14 day isolation in Zambia.

On release he traveled to Malawi upon reaching the border Malawi Immigration further required the Chinese national to under go another 14 day isolation.

Be up set also to having your plane rerouted to Zambia when you wished to travel to Blantyre March 26th turn have to be in isolation for 4 weeks and not reach Blantyre until April 27th
Zambia should have provided documents to indicate his prior isolation.

Palazala
Palazala
10 months ago

The same needs to be applied to those south african lawyers. osawasiya iyayi. they are coming from the hardest hit country in africa

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago
Reply to  Palazala

kwarantaini them why? send them back ,we dont need them here. we are busy with the health measures osati za zifwenthe ngati zimenezi!am sure we have coughed up and we shall for –chartered jet -luxury accommodation –luxury food -luxury fleet of cars -expensive security that means ma allowances -expensive hookers the real registered ones, ngati munaiwala a Mw paja amati ndi geni yotentha ananena nthawi ijayo kunali nsonkhani wa african coffers. for those who remember. and this was from one of the big boses mouth sayin the summot boosyed this kind of business economy SHAME ALL THIS IS OUR TAXES… Read more »

corona
corona
10 months ago

Some foolish judge would order entry of this risky fellow. Justice that is unjust.

Precious N
Precious N
10 months ago

We give credit to patriotic Malawians such as these who are doing all that is within their mandate to make sure that the virus does not overwhelm our poor country which has so many issues already. Bravo to the immigration officials.

Raphael Kamwendo
Raphael Kamwendo
10 months ago

Usually when a person is deported, he/she must have first entered a country and is then arrested and escorted back to the country where they traveled from. Am not sure this is what happened with the poor Chinese because he did not even enter Malawi. Maybe the correct term is that the man was denied entry into Malawi which is not exactly the same as being deported. Could it be that he did not have enough cash for palm-oiling? But getting into technicalities. The man arrived in Zambia on March 26, and was “deported” on Saturday, April 11 or Sunday… Read more »

Jomicons
Jomicons
10 months ago

By the way do you know where Bua Road Block is? For you information Bua River is not a cross boarder river. It is wholly in Malawi

Raphael Kamwendo
Raphael Kamwendo
10 months ago
Reply to  Jomicons

You have a point here. But it still beats all senses how the poor fella passed through Mchinji boarder post and traveled all the way. Maybe the Malawi Government should swap police officers manning Mchinji boarder post with the team at Bua. Makes sense, right?

Jerusalem Bible College
Jerusalem Bible College
10 months ago

I wonder if u have read the article properly. Can someone arrive at Mchinji border within reaching Malawi? If he didn’t enter Malawi, it means Mchinji border is in Zambia Mr?

Raphael Kamwendo
Raphael Kamwendo
10 months ago

So we have better detection at Bua Road Block than at the very entry boarder point in Mchinji?

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
10 months ago

This thing of that they reported this guy seems not true, where the story is coming from is like it is coming from someone who is at Mchinji Border, but the guy proceeded to Blantyre. Now who was and or is at good stand to speak the truth here? The one from Blantyre Immigration Officer or the one at the Border? The Word deportation sounds so heavy,it is like they have sent him to China, bit the guy is a Returning Resident to Zambia, meaning he stays in Zambia not in Malawi and or China. This proves to me that… Read more »

Cairo
Cairo
10 months ago

Thats exactly how vigorous we should be with this virus. No play guys people are losing lives and we have to be vigilant in handling such matters. If you decide to go to Japan rite now, you wont be allowed access to that country because they have out very strict measures. In fact, this guy should have been semt back immediately because he was coming from a very high risk country, Ever even wondered how Zambia boarders officials allowed this guy to enter Zambia. They should have sent him back just as what other countries are doing to control the… Read more »

Chriss
Chriss
10 months ago

Keep it up!

Charles
Charles
10 months ago

Good riddance! These idiots are bringing the virus into the country and immigration officers in our entry points should be more vigilant in seeing to it that foreigners do not enter Malawi at this time, especially the Chinese, Indians, Burundians and DRC . They are a health risk to all of us in the country.

Wa Nick
Wa Nick
10 months ago

Good work

koyonavayashi
10 months ago

Well done guyz

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