Malawi quarantines 6 from China over coronavirus scare

Government says six people who arrived from China in the past weeks have been quarantined in their homes as a preventive measured on coronavirus which has killed 1500 people so far outside Africa.

Namrika: We are doing all the precautionary measures

Ministry of Health principal secretary Dan Namarika said the six have been quarantined in their own homes because the government has no quarantine facilities as well as financial resources to rent buildings for such an exercise.

However, this has raised serious questions on the country’s preparedness to handle such a highly contagious disease which on Friday has been detected in Egypt, the first African country to have the disease.

“But we are doing all the precautionary measures successfully. We have been screening all those coming from China since January,” he said.

He said those who are quarantined are constantly monitored, their temperatures taken to find out if they are showing any signs of the disease.

He said so far, none has shown signs of the disease.

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Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Is this the Namalika who was the doctor to the late Bingu? How is his so called quarantine is peoples home happen as regards health? So have they even quarantined all the family members with them? I hope Dr Namalika the government will have funds to treat more in the hospitals because it cannot have funds just to quarantine a few people. Dr Namalike to be honest the government is not serious with Malawian lives big time.

Khumutcha
Khumutcha
1 year ago

Is this not trial and error?

Is this Government serious? How can you quarantine a person in their home? Why handling it as house arrest? Do these people know that Quarantine is scientific and is quite different?

Timothy
Timothy
1 year ago

What is the meaning of quarantine if someone is exposed to the family? So don’t you think you are risking us all since those said to be quarantined can infect their respective families and eventually us all including yourself Mr PS. Let’s not fool ourselves borrow a leaf as to your friends are handling the tragedy ??

Walibwe
Walibwe
1 year ago

Quarantined in their houses with their families! what kind of measure is that? Will it not even be more expensive for the country if their families catch the disease?

Sindikita
Sindikita
1 year ago

This governement is very stupid…they are busy stealing money….hence they fail to qurantine 6 people…..can the government really fail to rent a proper house for 6 people and observe them for a period of 14 days which is the incubation period for this virus….are we serious as a country?? This a virus that is even becoming difficult to be contained by developed countries….hence here we are playing around with such a deadly virus….,shame on you!!!!

FWENDENGE
1 year ago
Reply to  Sindikita

Foolish, if it were electoral issues the money was easily going to be made available

Nkhuzi
1 year ago
Reply to  Sindikita

Though few weeks ago ministry of health said they are prepared for this virus…. Maybe that’s what they meant…. Keeping them together with their families….

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