Malawi three-weeks lockdown expected: Mutharika to announce strict measures for Covid-19

Malawi is expected to go into three weeks lockdown to tackle coronavirus as  Nyasa Times  earlier reported which President Peter Mutharika  is expected to announce when he will address the nation tonight at 9pm.

Minisfer Mhango un one of the isolation centres mounted at Ntchisi District Hospital

Mutharika is expected to give an update on measures put in place by government in the fight against the virus pandemic.

Malawi has, so far, 16 confirmed cases of coronavirus, mostly from individuals who arrived in the country from India, United Kingdom and elsewhere. Two deaths associated with COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, have been registered to date.

Recently, some cases of infection were traced to Malawians who travelled from South Africa – mostly using irregular routes – raising fears the actual infection figures could be higher.

Last month, President Mutharika declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster and announced containment measures including the closure of schools and a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people.

Foreign nationals from countries affected by coronavirus have been banned from entering the country. Returning Malawians from these countries are being subjected to self or institutional quarantine.

According to the Ministry of Health, more than 4,600 people who have entered the country are under surveillance.

Mutharika has also established a special cabinet committee on COVID-19 chaired by Minister of Health Jappie Mhango to “oversee a cross-government response to the threat posed by the disease”.

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Makheta
Makheta
10 months ago

Tikadya kutiko zikulephera pa Zambia…TZ ndiye kadziko ka umphawi ngati kano??ayi ndithu zimenezi tikatenga ma injunction basi …

Naruto
10 months ago
Reply to  Makheta

Go Ahead .. good luck walking to court if the jombo won’t hit you on the road

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 months ago

It is now clear that APM, the old senile man, just want to cling on to power at all cost…..by using coronavirus to run away from the elections. This was a plan that was hatched a long time ago and we saw it coming through the firings of the army general etc. The question I have for the DPP govt is this, have you put in place mechanisms to mitigate the economic impact that this lock down will have on so many ordinary people? Only people in the south have finished harvesting their crops at the moment, what about those… Read more »

N one
10 months ago

It’s just a virus.

Naruto
10 months ago
Reply to  N one

Tha kills. If you don’t love your life, doesn’t mean we all don’t. Some of us have kids we love them, want to see them grow and bare us grandkid’s. Iwe zifa ndimakani it’s fine.

Maliro a Corona olo nanfedwa olo, amayika ngati a galu.

These measure are meant to stop the viral spread. By now gorvernment knows how slow it has been at testing and how many people are likely already with the virus.kupewa kupotsa kuchiza

Chaquira jay
Chaquira jay
10 months ago
Reply to  Naruto

Naturo stupid person lockdown are are we going to survive its not all of us who have fridges besides that your utility companies it’s on off every day this lockdown is for you and your pitala chimunthu chopanda nzeru tz is better than Malawi Zambia is much better than Malawi and they have more cases than Malawi but there’s no Lockdown they closed borders only. U and you pitala u are so stupid 😡 umuuze gogo wakoyo mxmmmm

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