Malawi’s Alleluya Band in Coronavirus quarantine after arriving from Italy

Members of the Catholic church sponsored Alleluya Band are back in the country from Italy where a number of activities they had scheduled were cancelled and were forced to be indoors due to the ravaging coronavirus disease.

Alleluya Band on arrival from Italy: Quarantining or being asked to stay home doesn’t mean you’re necessarily sick with coronavirus.

Band leader Coss Chiwalo said the band members are now in government medical staff monitored quarantine at their base in Balaka.

“We are not showing any signs of the disease, our temperatures are normal but we have to be in quarantine for 14 days as one of the measures to ensure that Malawi is safe from the epidemic,” he said.

Chiwalo said the band members were restricted to their  hotel since their arrival in Rome as this was the time the disease was on the prowl.

He said all the scheduled activities in Italy, which included raising money for a children’s hospital, Comfort Clinic, were immediately cancelled.

A journalist, who is studying in China and arrived this week for a holiday wrote of her horror on how the government is treating people from the coronavirus prone countries.

Yvonne Sundu wrote: “It feels good to be home. Yes, home away from home but nothing had prepared me for a weird welcome at KIA in the face of the Coronavirus epidemic.”

Sundu said she had been told a couple times that there are thermo scanners at the arrivals lounge at Kamuzu International Airport but there were none on her arrival.

She said before boarding at Beijing Capital International Airport, her temperature was checked at two different points.

She said just after alighting from the plane, again, together with the rest of passengers had our temperatures checked at Bole.

“What I found positive at KIA was how I and about five Chinese nationals were separated aside after noticing from our health declaration forms that we were coming from China.

“After a brief session with a man wearing what is far from the hazmat masks I have been seeing medical personnel at the front line of the epidemic donning, he dropped what I would call the biggest joke in the fight against this public health issue, ‘here is the number of the Lilongwe DHO, call them and give them directions of where you will be staying so that they can be coming to check your temperature,'” she said.

Sundu said she would be in 14 day quarantine with or without government supervision.

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Chidyaonga
Chidyaonga
1 year ago

Malawi is a joke for sure!!! I feel sorry for my country, a country that doesn’t care at all!!

Wachiyao
Wachiyao
1 year ago

Sad! Very sad! In Malawi we are in an unfortunate position where our leaders are busy fighting for power and have no time to even stop for a minute to hear or read about this monster which is invading the world. You our political leaders, at the rate you are going you will get the power you are looking for only to discover that there are no people in the country for you to rule. That is if you will have survived it yourselves!

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
1 year ago

Kodi why is it that every time I hear about Alleluya Band, it is always either going or coming from Italy?

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
1 year ago

well pitala is the big man overseeing this pandemic.
malawians plus its doctors etc are too far knowing how serious this illness is. and knowing ITALY is a lockdown, these alleluia band should not even dare come back. so we dont plight know how our quarantine measures are being handled here in Malawi. koma gulu lose lkupita ku airport kokacingamila ndi ciloli, cidwi akaone odwala nthendai akuonekela.
SAAAD INDEED.

Malawi should not get CoronaVirus
Malawi should not get CoronaVirus
1 year ago

I hope the band members are all clear imagine how Italy got infected and trust me Malawi will spread faster if any1 of the members has the Virus plz be careful we love Malawi. Let the right information come out of the doctors mouths because I’v seen stupid doctors here who don’t have bloody degrees but because they are relatives to some idiot they get the status of a doctor so plz be careful Mother Malawi should be safe.

wawa
wawa
1 year ago

And that folks is how we will perish

Matambiko
Matambiko
1 year ago

I am afraid we have taken a clumsy approach to this serious menace. I am sure the novel virus is already here.

KOLONA
KOLONA
1 year ago

By the way, what kind of journalism do people learn from China

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  KOLONA

communist journalism like the one at MBC! Praising idiots and hiding true information!

KOLONA
KOLONA
1 year ago

It is just a matter of days, with this carelessness you will see what corona is.

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