Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has called upon political party leaders and human rights defenders in the country to stop politicizing Covid-19 pandemic.
The Malawians leader, President Professor Mutharika made the call on Tuesday night in his address to the nation which was televised lived on the state broadcaster.
Mutharika said time has come for Malawians to join hands in the fight against covid-19. He also condemned some individuals who are denying the presence of Covid-19 in the country.
“Coronavirus is real. Coronavirus is everywhere in every country. We all can see that. Anyone who denies the existence of coronavirus must be sent to the mental hospital or to a lunatic asylum.
“Denying the existence of coronavirus is taking a dangerous path that will lead to death of many Malawians. Those politicians who send their people to be denying the existence of coronavirus want many Malawians to die.
For once, only for once, let us be serious and stop politicizing Coronavirus. Let us stop pointing fingers,” said President Mutharika
He further pleaded: “I therefore appeal to all Malawians to stop listening to those that are politicizing coronavirus fight in Malawi. Human life is sacred. Let us respect human life. And let us save lives. Let us fight Coronavirus as a common enemy.”
Meanwhile, Malawi has registered 36 cases of Covid-19, including three deaths and four recoveries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that Coronavirus could infect over 10 Million people in Africa.