Tags : covid-19

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

GOMANI V IN FORE IN ENDING CHILD MARRIAGES

By Esther Manduwa Inkosi Gomani V of Ntcheu district says inclusion of traditional leaders is critical in ending child marriages. Gomani said the district has had its fair share of teen pregnancies and child marriages during the Covid-19 holidaywhen schools closed due to the pandemic. According to the District Social Welfare Office, Ntcheu has recorded […]Read More

13 BILLION KWACHA LOST MONTHLY DUE TO COVID-19

Reported by Aamon Butao Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife has disclosed that Covid-19 is costing the country money amounting to Thirteen Billion Kwacha each month. Minister responsible, Michael Usi was speaking when Malawi joined the rest of the international community on Sunday in cerebrating World Tourism Day. According to Usi, the […]Read More

JOURNALISTS TASKED TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Reported by Pemphero Malimba  In the wake of full re-opening of schools in the country, journalists in Dedza district have been challenged to support government’s efforts by encouriging students  to go back to school. The Director of Nutrition, HIV and Aids in the ministry of Education Virginia Chikakula Chikakula was speaking this on the sidelines of an […]Read More