Tags : covid-19

MW WARNED AGAINST RELAXING RESTRICTIONS AS POSITIVITY RATE DROPS

By Meclina Chirwa  A health rights activist has warned that Malawi again finds itself on a dangerous path in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic due to relaxed approach to adherence to preventive measures.  In an interview with Timveni, George Jobe has tipped authorities to strictly enforce set guidelines.  According to Jobe, several factors have […]Read More

BLANTYRE DHO ROLLS OUT COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

By Gerald  Musambazi Viyuyi The Blantyre district health office has launched the Covid-19 vaccination campaign which will see frontline health workers first to get the jab. Director of health and environmental health Dr Gift Kawalazila  has urged the citizenry not to panic as the Astra Zeneca vaccine is safe.  Kawalazila  said the medicine has reenergized […]Read More

PLAN CALLS FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES

By Kenson McCloud  As Malawi is expected to roll out its Covid-19 vaccination campaign in March, Plan International Malawi has called on authorities to be transparent in managing the process.  The organisation is of the view that failure to ensure equitable access to and availability of safe and effective vaccines in communities will not only […]Read More

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