US charters plane to repatriate Americans from Malawi

US government is chartering a plane to evacuate its citizens from Malawi amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

US ambassador to Malawi Scott: Plane coming 

A statement from the US embassy in Lilongwe says the repatriation exercise is as the result of the virus pandemic.

“We are in the process of examining options for a repatriation flight to the United States.

“The flight is expected to travel to Malawi the next two weeks,” says the statement in part.

The statement says Americans interested in the repatriation should immediately contact the US embassy consular section through the Lilongwe evacuation request form not later than 7:30am on Tuesday, April 14.

“Vulnerable populations will be priotirised and all others will be confirmed on first come, first serve basis,” says the statement in part.

However, some Malawians have taken up in various social media platforms to question the decision to evacuate the Americans from a low infected country to the coronavirus hotspot in the world.

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Chikafu
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Chikafu

This is America, they know what they are doing. I think Malawi is about to face the worst from the Corona virus.
They know something that we don’t know! Don’t sleep my fellow Malawians.

Mpakateni
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Malawians, lets not choose to be ignorant. You are being fooled by the low numbers here to think that we are better off than America, Why America is topping the world record it is because they have ramped up testing. How many people has Malawi tested so far? It must be less than 1,000. Let Malawi do mandatory testing, you will see how shocking the numbers will be. Americans are not stupid they are fully aware of the tricks this government is making how poorly equipped our hospitals are and they would not risk by prolonging their stay here. As… Read more »

DPP is Doomed
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DPP is Doomed

We are waiting for India and China governments to announce when they are picking up their people. Burundi and Nigeria should follow suite.

Mtete
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Mtete

Some will wish they stayed in Malawi. Pofela salambula.

Ikbal osman
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Ikbal osman

I don’t blame the Americans . We had a lady who died here suffering from Covid 19 . She was refused admission into the hospitals.she needed a ventilator and wasn’t given one . In other words she was told to die in her own house.

Mask
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Mask

Malawi should also think of it’s citizens in South Africa please Will not die of corona viruses but hunger and starvation will kill them since the are not working and been locked out for 21 days plus 14 more 🤔🤔😵😵

Uyo
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Uyo

The pricks are safer here. We only have 5 and 1 death. Usa have 400k infected. Bunch of idiots. Anyway the less people the better so go. Nigeria Pakistan China Burundi when are you also repatriating your people? We need Malawi to be normal again. PLEASE come take them.

mphwake wa macholowe
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mphwake wa macholowe

ndikumati ndikaimba chondigwera chindigwere ndisatire matafale,yotsatira ikumakhala zandiolotseni mbuye wanga ,kenako ndikumadzaimba kumudima kodi muliko???akuluakulu apa coronayu atipha koma chofunika ndikukonza ubale wathu ndi mulungu wathu ndithu

Davis
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Davis

Instead of taking people from America to Malawi they do the opposition mmmm these white people what went wrong

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

Malawi-US embassy akutani.
sawerengera watani? ndalama anadya kale.naye azafa akabwera kuno ,kulube munkhwala weniweni.
i guess mwians are better off there in the US. siizi zoyamba ayangana suit yovala kuti akapeleke ma bhikili atavala colour ya cipani, charity,etc.
you wait.
awa acita bwino kucotsako ao. akakadwala sakabisa

Mamur
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Mamur

Am afraid let american not import another degerious corono virus to Malawians let them live Malawians alone

john phiri
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john phiri

they want to die in their country. from low key covid 19 to hotspot this white people are selfish. stay here we face the war together. cowards

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