Malawi Parliament has postponed the 2020/21 budget session which was scheduled to start on May 8, 2020 due lockdown.
Clerk of Parliament Fiona Kalemba has confirmed the development through an internal Memo made available to Malawi Voice on Friday.
“I wish to inform you that the 2020/2021 Budget meeting of parliament has been postponed until further notice.
“The postponement follows a lockdown Declaration due to Covid-19 pandemic,” said Kalemba
Malawi government through the Minister of Health, Jappie Mhango announced a 21 day lockdown as a measure of fighting the spread of Covid-19, a diseases caused by coronavirus.
According to Special Cabinet Committee of Coronavirus, Malawi has so far registered 16 cases and 2 deaths.
Around the world, lockdowns have become effective in preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has no cure yet.