Malawi govt makes masks mandatory in offices after coronavirus surge

The Malawi government has, with immediate effect, introduced mandatory use of face masks in all its offices in an effort to prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Masks now mandatory in office and buildings for work

The country has lately registered an accelerated rate of Covid-19 infections, a development that has raised an alarm among various stakeholders, including authorities at the Capital Hill.

Chief Secretary to the Government, Zangazanga Chikhosi, has since issued a public notice, informing the general public about the imposition of a mandatory use of face masks in its offices to protect both clients and the civil servants.

Chikhosi emphasizes that public and civil servants will not provide services to clients that do not wear face masks.

“Please take note that clients must ensure that the face mask covers the nose and mouth completely and it should be lowered when speaking, coughing or sneezing. The government further wishes to remind all its clients to strictly wash hands thoroughly and regularly with water and soap for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before entry into office premises,” says Chikhosi in the notice.

He further advises members of the general public to avoid handshakes and visiting government offices when they have flue-like symptoms.

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wawa
wawa
7 months ago

Kupewa kuposa kuchiza. Inu mumaona ngati madolo ku mapanga encourage anthu kuti azihagana. Kuwanamiza kuti Covid doesn’t exist. Ndiye ndizimenezotu. You have to fight a bigger battle now.

Mwini muzi
7 months ago

Make the masks available at the points of entry. Don’t ever deny people their right of your services by denying them your supply of masks.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Mr zangazanga, just say all people in Malawi should use masks.Enforce that,when coughing and sneezing asachotse masks coz when coughing and sneezing the person simply spread the coronavirus.You people you don’t know what you are doing.This coronavirus virus,ena akut is also airborne. Tilimba ?

Malawi belong to the citizens

Mr Zangazanga the government should buy flu immune booster medicine.Give the medicine to all Malawians, their immune system should be able to fight against the coronavirus when one get it.Example of flu immune boosters are A Vogel, immunadue,you can google for more if you want to save more lives,all the best in your efforts to stop the spread.

Peter
Peter
7 months ago

Isanana. …paja munkati kulibetu

#BetterMW
#BetterMW
7 months ago

Not only offices. Half the population does not go to the office. Therefore make it mandatory in all public places where people are unable to social distance.

10 over 10
10 over 10
7 months ago

Now you finally agree with apm that from the top of government Covid19 was always real. What about cheap fuel.

cconcerned citizen
cconcerned citizen
7 months ago

Did you mean to say musks should be lowered when speaking , sneezing and coughing or you meant to say, SHOULD NOT BE LOWERED..

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