By Blessings Mtika
Malawi’s state president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera has expressed his worry following the rise is Covid-19 cases in Malawi
Speaking on the weekly national address on Saturday August 1st, Chakwera said the rise has a negative impact on Malawians as many have lost their Jobs, businesses are on a stand still, the school calendar has been disturbed and even online learning cannot be effective as not everybody can afford.
With that being the case, he has appealed to Malawians especially minibus operator’s to reduce the further spread of the virus by observing the preventative measure put. He added that although there’s no law that enforces one to follow measures, it is everybody’s responsibility to contain covid-19.
The president has also applauded healthy personnel’s who are front liners in fighting Covid-19 to continue the good work. As a motivation, Chakwera has promised to be awarding 5 outstanding healthy personnel’s after every 3 months.
However, the president has also spoken against the behavior of threatening healthy workers when they are burying people who have died of Corona virus.
As of Saturday, Malawi had registered 108 new cases, 19 new recoveries and 6 new deaths.