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Govt Commended For Covid-19 Preventive Measures

Mutharika declared state of disaster

The Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) has commended President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s administration for taking bold steps in fighting against the spread of Covid-19, a disease caused by coronavirus.

COVID-19, which is now a global issue, was first discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China.

The disease has affected several countries in the world including neighbouring countries such as Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia.

Although there no case has been detected in Malawi yet, President Professor Mutharika declared the nation a state of disaster following the pandemic.

In a statement, MCTU Secretary General Denis Charela Kalekeni commended government for talking preventive measures for containing Covid-19.

“MCTU wishes to thank the Malawi Government for taking preventive measures that have to be followed by all workers, employers, public institutions and all other Malawians in order to keep Malawi a Covid 19 free nation,” said Kalekeni

However, MCTU noted that the Anti-Covid 19 measures have serious social and economic effects on economies, on work and on workers.

According to MCTU, as the economies slow down due to enforcement of measures to respond to Covid 19, many categories of workers, mainly the lower income groups, have become even more vulnerable to labour rights transgressions, unlawful and unfair retrenchments among others.

Over 740,000 people across the globe have tested for the virus and it has killed over 33,300 of them. The number of those who have since recovered is now at 156,602.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Its high time we follow preventive measures and we need such responses in this tough fight. Jb is very interesting and i wonder if she has a private lab where she has positive tests for covid19 to start speaking trash that there are positive cases the government is hiding. How can government hide such a deadly disease? Its obvious she is not happy to see malawi not yet registering a confirmed case. If she has evidence and knows them she can give us the numbers and their names. Its foolish to showcase political ambitions in order to gain political mileage in this pandemic. Tell her she had her time she squandered and we don´t need her any more.

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