BY DRAXON MALOYA
President Peter Mutharika has directed the prison authority to give a list of convicts and juveniles who have served a better part of their prison sentence to be considered for a possible release as one way of fighting against the spreading of the deadly Covid19 caused by coronavirus.
Mutharika made an order in his Saturday evening broadcast of nation address which was aimed at putting in place additional measures to be used as a way of fighting against the effects of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Mutharika has also ordered the immediate ban of all kinds of gatherings such as conferences and that all public and private offices should be working in shifts.
The head of state has also ordered the ministry of health to recruit additional 2000 health workers and soldiers who shall complement the shortage of manpower in the fight against COVID-19.
Ministers salaries will be reduced by ten percent (10%) as one way of raising funds that will enable a possible fight against the pandemic
Malawi has now confirmed four (4) cases with three being recorded in the capital city, Lilongwe while one is from. The commercial city of Blantyre.
Several public financial institutions have also been ordered to create a putting in place win-win situations for all the market players to survive the tough economic situations that will come about as the result of Covid19 scare.
In the afternoon, health Minister, Jappie Mhango addressed the media in the capital city confirming the newly found coronavirus case in the city of Blantyre.