Tags : covid-19

COVID-19 IMPLICATIONS CAUSING AN UPSURGE IN MENTAL ILLNESS

By Meclina Chirwa The Mental Health Users and Cares Association says the Covid-19 pandemic is also contributing to mental health related diseases in the country. Executive director for the association Thandiwe Mkandawire disclosed this in an interview with Timveni. According to Mkandawire the increase of Covid-19 cases and deaths is causing panic, stress and depression among […]Read More

15 SLAPPED WITH FINE FOR SNUBBING COVID-19 REGULATIONS

By Emma Zawanda  The Lilongwe senior resident magistrate court on Tuesday, fined 15 bar owners to pay K20,000 each or in default serve 1 month imprisonment with hard labour for contravening Covid-19 regulations. The court heard that the convicts on 16 January 2021 were found operating night clubs beyond the time limit set by Presidential […]Read More

TUM APPLAUDS GOVT FOR THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS

By Aamon Butao Teachers Union of Malawi -TUM has applauded President Lazarus Chakwera for directing that all schools be closed for three weeks to pave way for the health authorities to disinfect the school infrastructures. TUM president Willy Malimba said this on Monday in an interview with Timveni barely hours after president Chakwera made the […]Read More

GOVERNMENT ASKED TO DECONGEST PRISONS

  By Esther Manduwa The Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance has asked government to decongest the country’s prisons by releasing some prisoners with minor offences to reduce the risk of Covid-19 amongst inmates. While commending government for introducing mass testing exercise in the correction centers, Executive director for CHREEA Victor Mhango said […]Read More

COVID-19 CASES SURGE: PEOPLE BLAME GVT AMID OFFICIALS, LECTURERS TESTING

By Meclina Chirwa, Vyaalema Phiri & Esther Manduwa Government is partly to blame for the surge in new cases of Covid-19.  These are views of some Malawians who through Thursday’s Mukuzimva Bwanji program aired on Timveni radio felt border closures should not have been selective.  "Malawians returning from abroad especially South Africa have led to the sharp […]Read More

PUBLIC URGED TO STAY ALERT FOR COVID-19 SECOND WAVE

By Emma Zawanda The Ministry of Health has resumed testing contacts of all confirmed cases of Covid-19. In a statement, Co-Chairperson of the Covid-19 Presidential Taskforce, Dr John Phuka said now more than ever is not the time to lower the guard in the fight against the pandemic.  Dr Phuka said cases are being reported […]Read More

TB PATIENTS ‘LEAST AFFECTED’ WITH COVID-19

By Meclina Chirwa The National TB Control Program says strategic move by officials in management of hospital visits by TB patients has helped a great deal in reducing Covid-19 cases among TB patients. Data provided by authorities indicate that out of Sixteen Thousand TB patients, only ten have so far been contracted the Corona virus. […]Read More

CSOs CRY FOUL OVER EXCLUSION

By Aamon Butao Some Civil Society Organizations have cried foul that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in government failing to consult CSOs in its compilation of Malawi’s human rights record that was submitted to the United Nations.  The Universal Period Review report, which is carried every five years, aims at keeping track of countries’ human […]Read More

TWENTY RESCUED FROM TRAFFICKERS

By Jecina Chikwelete The local non-governmental organization, River of Life says it has helped rescue over twenty children from being trafficked to neighboring Mozambique in a period of nine months in Phalombe district. However, speaking with Timveni, the organization’s Programs Officer Richard Muluzi said its monitors are failing to work properly due to lack of Covid-19 […]Read More

ARREST THEM NOW!

By Pemphero Malimba The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Dedza Diocese has taken government to task to honor a pledge to arrest men behind teen pregnancies in the district.  This follows a promise by Dedza District Gender Office to bring to justice men who impregnated about a thousand girls during the Covid-19 school […]Read More