By Draxon Maloya
Efforts to fight against further transmission of Coronavirus still remains a far fetched dream as government of Malawi Continues receiving people from other countries which have highest records of confirmed Covid-19 cases.
A total of 478 Malawians who were living in Republic of South Africa who include 33 children under the age of five, arrived through Mwanza border on Friday, 10th July, 2020 at around 3.30AM.
They were ferried under police escort to Machinga Teachers’ Training College and Nalikule College of Education in Lilongwe, where they have been accommodated. They have all been provided with basic necessities such as food, blankets, pails and soap.
Prior to their accommodation, the returnees underwent security, immigration and health screening. They have all been tested for Covid-19 and are waiting for their results.
Once results are out, all precautionary measures will be followed for those who have tested positive.
Meanwhile, Malawi has experienced a sharp rise in confirmed Covid-19 cases with 192 new cases, 1711 active cases, 2 261 confirmed cases, 371 recoveries and 33 deaths from a total of 20 098 tests conducted so far.