New stricter measures to curb spread of coronavirus in Malawi

Government has announced new measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic following continued rise of cases in he country.

Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 co-chair Dr Phuka (L): New restrictions- Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana

The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 said in a statement signed by its co-chairperson John Phuka announced the new restrictions on Friday as the country registered 83 new virus cases in 24 hours, six new recoveries and two new deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed infection in the country to 2069, with 31 deaths.

“Government notes that due to the escalation of infections and deaths due to Covid-19, there is need to implement stricter measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in cities, towns, districts, municipalities and communities throughout Malawi,’’ reads a statement from Phuka.

Among others, government has with immediate effect suspended entertainment gatherings, weddings and other social gatherings and imposed restrictions on religious and funeral gatherings.

Government has further suspended all mobile markets and banned street vending at all trading centres to avoid overcrowding of places.

Authorities have also been instructed to clean and fumigate markets every two weeks to disinfect them.

“Religious gatherings and meetings should be suspended except where they adhere to the following measures; congregants must wear masks, prayer services should not be held in confined spaces and church premises be regularly disinfected,” it reads.

Government has since urged all individuals to stay home, observe hygiene, practice social distancing and wear appropriate face masks at all times.

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Chrissie
Chrissie
2 months ago

2069 infections and 69.deaths ,.that’s just 3% in how many months ? This is a lower rate than influenza !!!! Nothing compared to Typhoid, Malaria, Cholera, and we have Ebola which is getting.closer. A mask costs 500 k – who can afford this ? this is money which can be spent on medicines. Imagine everyone has a mask that’s 500 X 20 million people= 10 000Million MWK. !!! Is this not a waste of money ?.

J G Simpsons
J G Simpsons
2 months ago

Malawi is a Fucked up Country by its Own People and Politicians
An Poor people have to suffer at the End DPP did Not do any thing about COVID and Even MCP+UTM also will NOT do any thing for its Citizens and Health Workers

Sana
Sana
2 months ago

Let us see what people are going to do considering that they were told or made to believe there is NO COVID.

Lute
Lute
2 months ago

The same lockdown you denounced just because you wanted positions. Shame on you.

Tom Phiri
Tom Phiri
2 months ago

Malawi now has the worst government. We have vp who publicly told people that there was no COVID-19 in Malawi and that they should feel free to hug each other the way they want. The same person is now wearing face masks to avoid COVID-19., but many Malawians can’t afford the masks and they are dying. Chilima should just resign and apologies.

yohane kasambala
yohane kasambala
2 months ago

paja munkati corona virus kulibe and ma journalist sumunayankhulepo kwambili zazimenezi mufuna mutinamize’ife ku church tizipita

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
2 months ago

Palibe zanuzo pano ndili ku Zodetsa Kumwa without limits mawanso. Zanuzo ku toilet

Bakali
Bakali
2 months ago

Failing to call it a lockdown just to be different. This is a lockdown baba. Musanamize anthu

Malume Chakwelagalu
Malume Chakwelagalu
2 months ago

When the disease escallates you will know who to blame. Mowa tizimwa from 2 pm to 7pm ..mwayiwala kuti ku vepi timaweluka 5pm. Why are new measures coming when we have a case on COVID 19 in Court? Mmesa Chilima and Abiti amati matenda wa kulibe…

NGONI WENI WENI
NGONI WENI WENI
2 months ago

KULESA KWA ANTHU ANDALE KWAPWETEKESA MALAWI THEY WERE SAYING WE DONT HAVE CORONA VIRUS HERE NOW AZINDIKILANO KUTI ALIPO AND THE NUMBER IS INCREASING VERY SAD MY MALAWI

Simposium
Simposium
2 months ago

Corona wambiri anabwera ndi anthu anali ku joni aja amene anathawanso ku stadium komanso chipani chili chonse chimapangitsa campaign ndiye palibe blame game apa. Nthendayi yafaladi koma tiyeni titsatire zofunikilazo basi.

Kwenga mwazembo
Kwenga mwazembo
2 months ago
Reply to  Simposium

Zosagwilizana. Komachosangalatsa ndichakuti DPP inaluza ndipo ikanawina ma case ndikumachuluka sikunakakhala bwino apapa basi asiyeni amalawi azifa mwachinunu . Nanuso aboma osabwera ndi clever stories here kuti tifinyike zazi .work on health systems and pay healthcare providers handsomely kuti azikatola info ya imfa za athu basi. Ineo pa Corona ndikuonapa kuti ndiye mwai wamuthu ogwila ntchito kupanga ndalama. Covid ndi chifine osaopa amalawi amai amatelo

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