Racist coronavirus slurs in Malawi condemned: Attack on Indians ‘fake news’

Malawi police have dismissed as fake news social media reports that some  Indian national in Limbe have been attacked following President Peter Mutharika announcing one of the three coronavirus patients is a 63-year-old who had recently travelled to India.

Police have condemned the spread of such fake news to incite violence and hatred towards Indians.

Political leaders from governing party and the opposition have since been urges to condemne such inciting and rise to the occasion to call for support from all people to fight the deadly virus.

The outbreak of Coronavirus and its subsequent dissemination across the globe has left a shock wave of disbelief and confusion in many countries.

Underlying prejudice against Asian communities will not help fight the pandemic.

The spreading of the virus , first detected in December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is not the fault of any race in any way, shape, or form.

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FINNIAS
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FINNIAS

While the idea in the story is a good one, your reporting leaves a lot to be desired. It actually sounds like its a made up story. The basic question is who exactly in the MPS made the said remarks??

Grey phiri
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We must follow zomwe aza umoyo akunena kusamba manja ndisopo pomwe azathu ayika Ndalama zakhani khani pa tebulo kufuna kuthana ndimatenda amenewa

Channa
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Channa

God will protect us

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

sipaja anati ndi China disease

Mwenye
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Mwenye

Stay safe people

Joshua
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Joshua

The first time ever nyasa times is talking sense.

James Banda
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James Banda

Malawians are God fearing people and cannot blame anyone for this infection.

This disease do not respect any borders nor does it protect anyone , be it any race , religion or nationality.

S smith
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S smith

Well said you are a true malawian

Elaine
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Elaine

True, but there is something to be said about someone who comes back from a high-transmission country, goes into isolation, yet fails to understand that they will have to do without their staff for that whole period. Are they too posh to clean their own bathroom?

kanchenga
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kanchenga

Indeed this is murderous behaviour and its foolishness to try to make it look normal. This is a racial offence and plain murder

Paul Kachale
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Paul Kachale

What’s so racial about it bird brain

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