Police intercepts 26 Malawian illegal travelers from South Africa

Malawi Police in Mwanza have intercepted 26 Malawian men who entered Malawi using uncharted route for fear of being questioned over travelling documents by immigration officials at Mwanza border.

Mwanza border immigration

Confirming the development, Mwanza Police Station publicist, Inspector Edwin Kaunda said that police were tipped by communities on Monday after becoming suspicious of a group of men that looked stranded at Michiru turn off along Mwanza Blantyre road.

“Our officers rushed to the scene and brought them to the station for investigations,” said Kaunda.

He said that upon investigations it was discovered  that the people  were running away from South Africa  to Malawi for a sigh of relief due to difficult life they were experiencing in that country emanating from the lock down imposed in response to Covid-19 preventive measures.

Kaunda also explained that Covid-19 screening service was conducted on them by health personnel from the District Health Office (DHO) after being alerted by the police.

Meanwhile, health officials in the district have indicated that nobody among those men has indications of infection related to the Covid-19 pandemic but recommended for a 14 day self quarantine at their homes as preventive measure.

“Thereafter those people were sent to the immigration department at Mwanza border for travelling formalities,” explained Kaunda.

Kaunda said meanwhile all the people have been released for their respective districts such as Mzimba, Balaka and Mangochi among others.

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2 years ago

Our Health Official please we are fed up with self quarantine WHY not having the centre right at the border post so that these people are quarantined there before being set free to their homes? muli pheee kupereka recommendation ya day self quarantine in their respective homes. Don’t think that this is a preventive measure but rather a spreading measure.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 years ago
Reply to  Ernest

presdent pitala
lockdown done
social distancing done
borders open done
balalaaaaaa mmitu

Malawi belong to the citizens

Please you were surpposed to atleast keep them for 14 days.Self quarantine in Malawi? you have just spread the virus.

2 years ago

Palibe nkhani apa.They are back in their country from a foreign one.

2 years ago

You see where we miss covid 19,u screen them and if asymptomatic u release them for self isolation which is not possible,Malawi’s health system where are u getting this?

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