Doctors Diffuse COVID-19 Panic
Doctors say the country has not reached an extent to restrict public gatherings as a precaution in the wake of corona virus global outbreak.
President of the Medical Doctors Society of Malawi, Dr. Amos Nyaka, and Chief of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Charles Mwansambo, say preventive measures currently in place are enough for now.
According to Dr. Nyaka, most of the countries that have banned the gatherings are going through local transmission of the virus.
“The moment that we have local transmission of the virus in the countries that share crucial borders with us, I think that will be a necessary stage to restrict public gatherings.
“I think at this stage, it is premature to start restricting such gatherings now,” he said.
Dr. Mwansambo, says it is paramount for people in the country to follow preventive measure in place, saying they are enough for now.
“For now, I think the interventions are working because we have close to 120 people that we are following up.
“We are hoping that the interventions we have put in place are sufficing now. We need to also get ready to that time when we have our first case,” he said.
Some of the countries that have fallen prey to the deadly Corona have issued a ban on public gatherings to contain the virus whilst some have banned people from the hit countries from entering their countries.