Police in the country say they have deployed its uniformed and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers to areas and evacuation camps to enhance security against criminal activities.
As a way of promoting psycho social support to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the country, World Relief Malawi has embarked on a training project to empower faith leaders to be providing counseling to such victims, in three districts of Lilongwe, Mangochi and Machinga.
Machinga District Council has on Tuesday donated 53 bags of maize flour to families, from three villages under Traditional Authority Sitola which were affected by floods on Sunday at Chinguni Primary School evacuation camp.
Organizations that provide sexual reproductive health systems have bemoaned lack of sexual reproductive health services in evacuation camps, saying it will fuel unwanted pregnancies among women and girls.
Following heavy rains which started on Saturday evening, people of villages around Traditional Authority Sitola in Machinga woke up to heavy flooding on Sunday morning, which has displaced over 48 families, killing livestock and destroying crop fields.
Residents around Liwonde township in Machinga have blamed Southern Region Water Board for negligence in its water supply as some water taps have been receiving poor quality water, low and no water situations for weeks now.
With about two weeks remaining to the kickoff of the country's elite football league, TNM Super League, the presidential taskforce on COVID-19, says restrictions on gatherings will also apply in this year's season, scheduled to kick off on 26 February.
The country's Rail transport operator, Nacala Logistics has announced a six-month suspension of its passenger train, due to a wash away of Mauzi Railway Bridge in Zomba which resulted from heavy rains accompanied by Tropical Cyclone Ana two weeks ago.
Some ten nurses working on locum basis at Machinga District Hospital have expressed worry over allowance delays, saying hospital authorities have not settled their K30, 000 monthly payments since December last year.