US repatriates 88 Americans from Malawi

The United States of America through its embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi has confirmed the repatriation of about 88 of its citizens from Malawi back home in fear of the escalating spread of Covid-19 in the warm heart of Africa.

American citizens at Kamuzu International Airport before their repatriation back home

The flight reportedly departed from Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) and flew to Dulles International Airport in Washington DC via Addis Ababa and Dublin.

U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Robert Scott were at KIA  to help repatriate the Americans back to the American soil on Friday.

“Wheels up from Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) to Dulles International Airport (IAD)! We are proud to bring 88 #Americans Home on the special repatriation flight. A huge thank you to the @MalawiGovt and KIA officials for the support in getting #Americans Home. Wishing all onboard safe travels and stay healthy” reads a post on US Embassy Lilongwe official Facebook page.

A statement said the people heading back home voluntarily expressed interest to be repatriated to their home country.

According to Scott,  safety and security of US citizens around the world is their number one priority.

Said Scott: “We are rising to meet the historic challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day, all over the world. The Department has repatriated, or helped to repatriate, over 65,653 US citizens from over 124 countries. This is an unprecedented effort to bring Americans home from all across the globe, including from remote locations and destinations with strict quarantine orders and travel restrictions.”

Reports reaching Nyasa Times reveals that other nationals left the country on Friday and these include British and German citizens.

Sketchy details indicate that in total there, are 143 people who have been repatriated including.

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nyopani
nyopani
10 months ago

I hope we will have the real results upon their arrival in US. In Malawi there is too much politics. DPP corona committee will kill many Malawians indeed.

Mbulumbuzi
Mbulumbuzi
10 months ago

Actually, I have just learned that the safest place is right where you in the confines of your house. Travelling exposes you to the danger of infection as you end up not socially distanced, prone to be sneazed up or touch infected surfaces.

Cheyo muysta
Cheyo muysta
10 months ago

This is called prudent move; especially when you are in a place where some people do not accept that the problem exist.

DPP is Doomed
DPP is Doomed
10 months ago

We are all hoping citizen #1 from Sanjika is also gone. Please you should all stay there, don’t come back. You’re the same people bringing us diseases here. We’re waiting for India, China and UK to pick up their citizens as well. We should also stop all trade among continents. We want to keep our natural resources within Africa. No more blood diamond, oil, gold, etc! Adadi, please zipitani kwanu ku US. With your old age you’re vulnerable to Covid -19 and there are no good hospitals here if you get sick. We wish you well during your stay for… Read more »

Indianocean
Indianocean
10 months ago
Reply to  DPP is Doomed

If we end all trade among continents, who will purchase our tabacco? Tabacco is what the government has been relying on for forex. If we had no foreign exchange, we would not be able to import anything. The government will also end up with no salary for its employees, no money for weapons, fuel, internet service, and even no money for small but essential things like pens, kitchenware… The mess then would be unimaginable. We have to admit that Malawi, like 99.99% countries in the world, can not manufacture everything by itself because the country is small and poor. Even… Read more »

DPP is Doomed
DPP is Doomed
10 months ago
Reply to  Indianocean

@Indianocean. Raw materials for manufacturing weapons, cell phones, etc, come from Africa. South Africa manufactures weapons. We have natural resources right here in Africa and what stops us from manufacturing our own stuff? The problem is our stupid greedy leaders who are brainwashed to think they can get rich with money coming only from the West or China. We can find markets right here in Africa for your tobacco. Mind you Malawi has precious stones that we have let the Chinese take over. They come to Africa to deplete our natural resources just like they are doing with quarry. One… Read more »

Chalo
10 months ago

Meanwhile The stupid HRDC, MCP, UTM,CORONA KENYATA And Nsundwe paid actors and vendors do not believe there is Corona. Busy frustrating governments efforts to combat this pandemic. Zitsilu zawantu, anthu opusa kwambiri sanawoneke. Mabvi! Nkhumbzi, vindere waka!

nyopani
nyopani
10 months ago
Reply to  Chalo

ADADI AKWERE NAWO BASI KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago

On serious note, please tell me NTCHONA at sanjika has also been shipped back to the US.

Paul
Paul
10 months ago

Some like myself would of been told by the Malawian medical Doctors to leave due to lung related disorders which demands drugs to be imported, and with lack of flights and lockdown in other countries their could (only could) be lack of import, and Malawi has not got a huge stock saved, so I was advised to leave, which then makes my health insurance void, due to being recommended to leave…. 88 US citizens is not alot considered the amount in Malawi! Brits were less, I flew back to Wales because of Malawian advice, which I totally respect the country… Read more »

Nagama
10 months ago

Safe journey to America koma mwaiwala a Dad😂😂😂

Jonas
Jonas
10 months ago
Reply to  Nagama

kikikikiki chipongwe anthu inu

123
123
10 months ago

I think it’s naive to go back to America at this pointing time actually they were much safer here than in the US, considering the fact that the number of infection is still relatively lower than that of US. This killer disease does not look how rich country person or country is, people in the US are dying in thousands per day, so going back to US is like signing a death sentence. of course we may have inadequate medical equipment to combat this disease but at least we are a little bit safer for now. For them It’s like… Read more »

Wa shanting
Wa shanting
10 months ago

Mwasiya citizen wanu ku state house chonde dzamutengeni, alibe mano adzikadya zofewa!

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
10 months ago
Reply to  Wa shanting

Means bwanji! Zaugalu basi. Uonabe nyekhwe

nyopani
nyopani
10 months ago
Reply to  Wa shanting

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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