Returnees protest against Covid-19 test at border, 1 jump fence

Malawi Police in Mwanza are battling with citizens returning from South Africa who are refusing to be tested for coronavirus (Covid-19) at the border post.

A returnee from South Africa trying to flee Covid-19 test on a motorcycle before he was apprehended
The returnees protesting against Covid-19 tests at Mwanza border
Some of the buses which brought the returnees from South Africa

One of the returnees managed to jump fence and was about to be whisked away on a motorcycle before he was apprehended.

He did not want the Covid-19 test.

Ministry of Health guidelines mandates health workers to test those arriving from South Africa right away at the border before entering the country.

The people who have been ferried in nine buses are opting to be taken to a quarantine centre instead of  being tested at the point of entry.

However, Mwanza District Hospital spokesperson Dikilirani Chadza has said that the people have to be tested right there at the border before proceeding into the country.

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Flamingo
Flamingo
6 months ago

Munakawasiya konko, govt used our taxes to repatriate these ungrateful individuals

Melvin Kalemba
Melvin Kalemba
6 months ago

Just shoot to kill. Better kill one person than letting that person spread Covid to kill thousands

Pewani
Pewani
6 months ago

So they want to infect the tax payers who have contributed for their transport, I thought we already repatrieted them during the xenophobia attaacks? Next time leave them alone to solve their own problems.

FEDERALISM SUPPORTER
6 months ago
Reply to  Pewani

Pewani: These people were not helped by the Malawian. These people paid out of their pockets. Those who didn’t have money are still stranded here in South Africa.

Tatopa
6 months ago

If they refuse testing don’t go to pick them. Before they board the buses,they should sign a cocent form that upon arrival they will be tested. If they refuse to sign then leave them there in south Africa. Tatopa nazo zinazi. Chkwera ndi cilima atizunze,tilowera kuti

Ineyo basi
Ineyo basi
6 months ago
Reply to  Tatopa

takonzani pamenepo,kuti adad atizunza tilowera kuti?

BigMan
BigMan
6 months ago

Send them back if they dont want to play ball.

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
6 months ago

Those people should go back. We did not send them to go to SA.

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
6 months ago

Corona kuchita kumuyitanitsa dala kucjoja kuti Joni

Yaya
Yaya
6 months ago

Anthu opusa kwabasi….. selfish people Basi atsalawo asabwere akhale ku south konko

Kalulu Wadwala
6 months ago

Send them back. Don’t bring corvid here. You will give opportunities to looters to steal more money.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Where are soldiers to help, test all those people please and keep them at aquarantine place, don’t allow them to mix with local communities.These people can be coronavirus carriers.

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