Salima Sugar Company confirms 9 Covid-19 cases

There’s panic among residents in Salima district following revelation that Salima Sugar Company Limited has registered nine coronavirus disease (Covid-19) suspects.

The company’s Corporate Manager Dr. Charles Thupi confirmed the development in a interview on Wednesday.

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However, Thupi assured Malawians that the company is do everything possible to ensure the safety of our staff and the community within and outside our estate.

He disclosed that the nine are among the 40 technicians who arrived in the country after undergoing a Covid-19 test in India as per travel requirements.

“They arrived in Malawi with Covid-19 negative certificates. Upon arrival as stipulated by the government, our company placed them in a highly monitored quarantine as a precaution. After seven days, we did a rapid test on them and 9 out of the new arrivals of 40 were under suspected category and required to undergo a PCR test,” said Thupi.

He added that the PCR tests by Ministry of Health are being conducted today (Wednesday the 28th April 2021) and they expect the results by Friday morning.

“Last year, we brought technicians under similar situations and we had some positive cases. We quarantined them and were cured. We were so careful that no one was exposed and it was well controlled to ensure safety for all,” he said.

Meanwhile, a team from Salima DHO has been assigned to assess the situation.

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Putin
Putin
8 days ago

The underlining factor is that sentence, “they arrived in Malawi with COVID-19 negative certificates”. I wish they had traveled COVID-19 negative!

Choyola Malemba
Choyola Malemba
8 days ago

Dr. C Thupi, can you please explain what these technician have which Malawians can not perform as them?

HAPPY
HAPPY
8 days ago

Before putting a blame on them at the first place try to asses the education standard of your country you prepare the students only to pass exams you ignore the technical aspect of education i see no problem with that

Nya uyu
Nya uyu
9 days ago

Bringing in 40 technicians from india, is a joke in the first place
ku Malawi kuno kulibe anthu oti angagwile ntchito zimenezo.

Shit
Shit
9 days ago

The reasons for bringing in Infected Indians to Malawi is both absurd and infuriating!!!!…… what does that say about your fellow Malawians Mr Thupi???? Are you saying we are too retarded to learn how the machines work????……… we are messed up!

Vilekeke
Vilekeke
9 days ago

This stupidity has to stop!!!

Senseless
Senseless
9 days ago

This should be criminal and the company should be prosecuted for putting Malawians at risk’

Benjones87
Benjones87
9 days ago

40 expatriates 🤔😀😨😱

The Sage
The Sage
9 days ago

Chiiponda and and your fellow co-chair need to be fired. You knew India had bad cases but you did nothing until you discovered that some Indian who came from India was asymptomatic in the early days and started showing signs sometime later. He must have spread the virus spread the virus when he was asymptomatic. Now we are in for the 3rd wave. You two don’t seem to understand the gravity of this. You need to be fired

Kupepela
Kupepela
9 days ago

I am mad as hell, I lost dear ones to COVID-19 and you deliberately go to INDIA THE EPICENTER OF COVID-19 and bring its nationals to Malawi and expose more Malawian people to the deadly disease.
SOMEBODY GOT TO LOOSE THEIR JOB

Unbelievable
Unbelievable
9 days ago

Somebody needs to loose their job over this:
This is totally unacceptable,, the fact that you did it last year does not make it right

  1. Who authorized importation of labor from corona- virus infested India.
  2. How did the Indians pass through immigration without being quarantined
  3. Who gave them work permits
  4. How are you doing contact tracing
  5. Has the company made ANY effort to train Malawians
  6. What are you doing about the people that have been exposed
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