M’mbelwa asks Malawi govt to ban travel to South Africa over coronavirus

Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V of Mzimba has asked Malawi government to effect a travel ban to and from South Africa   in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Inkosi Mbelwa V:  Malawi government should impose sweeping travel restrictions.

The chief says he is concerned that everyday  there are people trekking to and from South Africa, an economic giant in the continent where confirmed cases are now at 61.

M’mbelwa also says government must emulate other countries that have banned mass gatherings in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

He says prevention is better than cure.

“I have spoken with the  District Health Office (DHO) for Mzimba district  and  we feel this is the right direction,” M’mbelwa said.

South Africa has announced a ban on travel from the worst-affected countries and has banned gatherings of more than 100, while Kenya has also imposed sweeping travel restrictions.

The measures are an attempt to prevent a major outbreak on a continent with poor health services.

At least 27 African states have so far been affected by the virus.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health has issued a list of countries whose travellers will undergo 14 days quarantine on arrival in Malawi.

The lists include China, Italy, UK, France,  Iran, Korea, USA, Spain and Netherlands.Others are Norway, Belgium, Austria, Japan, Finland and Greece.

 

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Betha wa betha
Betha wa betha
7 months ago

Malawi is a sorry state – we wait until the chief speaks. We cannot tell that at this stage we need to close to flights from Kenya and SA. What is our problem? Poor leadership.

MarkomX
MarkomX
7 months ago

this chief is wiser, thus what we want

Dudu
Dudu
7 months ago

Good speak Mbwelwa.

COVID 19
COVID 19
7 months ago

All what people are saying in the name of corona they never said about HIV/AIDS.

Che
Che
7 months ago
Reply to  COVID 19

HIV is not airborne

Chikoti
Chikoti
7 months ago

Banning travel to affected countries is a right move indeed..dilemma is on economical loss on individuals and state..

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
7 months ago

kommishon dissolved.kkk we are a laughing stock

Mandado@147
7 months ago

coming from a man who’s married to a South African yeah people will listen to their king lol #double standards

Chiso
Chiso
7 months ago

Who told you that she is a South African, she is from Sazu in Mzimba just because she stayed in SA basi mwati msimalawi, get your facts straight before talking

Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
7 months ago

Pliz send buses we must come back home,from tomorrow no PSL games,schools, public meetings and no shaking hands,taxi is dangerous

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
7 months ago

It is surprising that a Traditional Chief can think better than a professor President. This president of ours what are you doing? If this virus itself in Malawian cities and other urban areas there will be disaster in the country.

Thano
Thano
7 months ago
Reply to  Ungwelu

Thanks Chief Mbwelwa. If APM had said this you would have seen politicised comments.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
7 months ago

Really? Is there any need to impose the ban?

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