President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has urged Malawians to intensify efforts in combating spread of Coronavirus in the country, saying “the virus is spreading fast and spreading to kill” as death toll and local transmissions soar.
Malawian Ambassador to China Charles Namondwe says talks are at an advanced stage with Ethiopian Airline and the Chinese government to have close to 100 students repatriated back home in two weeks time.
United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malawi, Maria Jose Torres, has urged the new government administration to lead a “one country approach” to the Corona virus pandemic in view of a surge in cases.
Malawi continues to see an upsurge in the cases of Coronavirus with the latest figure of confirmed cases now at 1498 as of Friday, 3rd July.
Ombudsman Martha Chizuma has instituted an investigation into alleged lack of accountability, responsiveness, and accessibility of services and funds under the national Coronavirus (COVID 19) response plan and other interventions by government.
The United Democratic Front president Atupele Muluzi has vehemently denied ever using a vice-presidential convoy as allegedly purported by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition.
There are rising cases of corona virus infections at the workplace in Malawi. The majority of them, health authorities say, are infections through contact with the infected. Meanwhile, adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures continues to be a concern among health professionals.
The Malawi national netball team the Queens, displaced Uganda and return to position six in the International Netball Federation rankings which were released on 1st July 2020.
The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch its African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement in a live Zoom event from 14.30 to 16.00 (Abidjan time) on Tuesday 7 July 2020.
The Central Region Water Board has disclosed that it loses 20 percent of its water revenue through fraud and corruption.
The Chief Resident Magistrate court in Mzuzu has set July 28 2020 as the day it will start hearing a case in which Penjani Fredokiss Kalua 34, Steven Mkandawire 31 and David Kausiwa 22 were arrested over an electoral offense on June 23 2020.
Some workers at Mzuzu University fear for their safety following their authority’s directive to turn one of the student’s hostels within the campus into a quarantine centre for Mzuzu Central Hospital health workers that are handling COVID-19 patients.