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Communities in Mulanje district say they fear of their lives as a COVID-19 patient is seen scot-free in the district.

The Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) in partnership with school structures in Mulanje has started implementing activities aimed at addressing sexual abuses on girls during this COVID-19 school holiday.

Child rights activists have warned registration of underage to access national identity cards will have serious implications on child rights protection.

As schools remain closed due to COVID-19 threats, there are fears some girls might fall pregnant and fail to go back to school going by their displayed behaviors.

Director of Health and Social Services in Blantyre, Dr Gift Kawalazira, says there is a need for more health support such as the Personal Protective Equipment as most (PPE) is disposable.

NICE Goes Social for FPE

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust has started sensitizing masses about the ongoing voter registration exercise in readiness for the Fresh Presidential Election (FPE) on social media.

Some ADMARC depots in the southern region where the leading grain marketer has started buying maize have run out of cash for maize purchasing forcing some farmers to return home with their produce.

Three weeks after councils submitted their COVID-19 strategic plans to Capitol Hill for financing, Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (DODMA) is yet to fund the councils.

Mayor for Luchenza Municipality, Councilor Henderson Supuni, has accused government of delayed funding to fight the spread of coronavirus in the municipality.

Director of Health and Social Services in Thyolo district, Dr. Arnold Jumbe, says reports that 10% of COVID-19 deaths involve health workers have instilled fear among health workers in the district.

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