Chilima Under Fire Over ‘Hug Each Other’ Remarks

Chilima Under Fire Over ‘Hug Each Other’ Remarks

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) runningmate for the forth-coming presidential elections Saulos Chilima has come under fire for asking Malawians to ignore public health advice on Covid-19 prevention. Speaking on Sunday during a political rally in Lilongwe Chilima, who is also UTM Party leader, said Malawians should stop maintaining social distance and hug each […]

Covid-19 Cases Hit 70 in Malawi

Covid-19 Cases Hit 70 in Malawi

Malawi has registered five new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 70 including three deaths, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango confirmed on Sunday. Mhango said the five are a 30 year old man from Lumbazi, a 45 year old Tanzanian national, a 32 year old man from Zomba and two health […]

Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Malawi…Now At 65

Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Malawi…Now At 65

Ministry of Health has confirmed two more cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 65 in Malawi Minister in the Ministry, Jappie Mhango confirmed the development on Saturday during a press briefing in Mzuzu. Mhango said the new cases involve a couple from Nkhata-Bay who had returned from Tanzania using a […]

Malawi Waives Duty on COVID-19 Goods

Malawi Waives Duty on COVID-19 Goods

The Malawi Government has waived duty on the importation of goods for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 to fight the further spread of the pandemic in Malawi. A Malawi Government Gazette Notice of 17 April 2020 indicates that the duty waiver applies to both direct imports and goods from bonded warehouses. The duty waiver […]

Govt Rescues Foreign Based Malawian Students

Govt Rescues Foreign Based Malawian Students

By Sylvester Kumwenda Lilongwe, May 15, Mana: Government has started helping Malawian students who are pursuing different academic studies across the globe facing financial challenges due to the effects of Covid-19.  As a result of Covid-19, governments worldwide initiated various interventions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. This has seen lockdown or restrictions […]

Malawi Presidential Task Force On Covid-19 For Transparency

Malawi Presidential Task Force On Covid-19 For Transparency

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID – 19 has pledged prudent use of resources in championing Malawi’s fight against the global health pandemic. Co – Chairpersons for the Taskforce Dr. John Phuka of the College of Medicine and Minister of Finance Joseph Mwanamvekha have made the remarks during a press briefing in Lilongwe. “As before, issues […]

Malawi Red Cross Intensifies Covid-19 Prevention Awareness Campaigns

Malawi Red Cross Intensifies Covid-19 Prevention Awareness Campaigns

By Martin Chiwanda Nsanje, May 14, Nsanje: Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has intensified Covid-19 prevention awareness campaign along Nsanje’s unchartered routes. MRCS District Coordinator for Nsanje, Patricia Gadi said this Wednesday during the campaign said through the government subvention, her organization thought it wise to intensify awareness campaign along the border to ensure that […]

Blantyre Health Workers Applauded For Fighting Covid-19

Blantyre Health Workers  Applauded For Fighting Covid-19

By Loness Gwazanga Blantyre, May 14, Mana: Blantyre District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr Fatsani Zaziwe Gunda has said time has now come for health workers in the country to be applauded for their tireless work towards fighting Covid-19 pandemic. On May 9, 2020, Minister of Health, Jappie Mhango announced that five health workers from Blantyre […]

NGOs Hailed For Swift Donation Towards COVID 19 Response

NGOs Hailed For Swift Donation Towards COVID 19 Response

By Mary Makhiringa Balaka, May 13, Mana: District Commissioner (DC) for Balaka, Emmanuel Bambe Tuesday hailed Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) within and outside Balaka for a positive gesture by donating items towards the fight of COVID-19 pandemic in the district. He said, it was encouraging to see NGOs donating various items to the district, a thing […]

Covid-19: Thyolo Benefits From MUST Innovations

Covid-19: Thyolo Benefits From MUST Innovations

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) on May 13, 2020 supported the Thyolo District Hospital Office with some of its recent Covid-19 related innovations at a function held at the district’s main hospital. Among other innovations, MUST has come up with an automatic water and soap dispenser for hand washing, ventilator, 3D printed […]