State Vice President, who is also president of the United Transformation Movement [UTM], Dr. Saulosi Klaus Chilima, has advised Malawians to be cautious on lockdown.
Dr. Chilima asked Malawians to think about some people in Kauma, Mtandire, Chinsapo, Mbayani, Uliwa, Ntopwa, Bangwe, Chibavi, Katawa, Nchalo, Dwangwa, and Matawale, just to mention a few, saying they earn and buy food daily.
…….”Where will they get food in a lockdown, don’t just copy and paste what others have done, this is Malawi,’’……reads Dr. Chilima’s writing on the wall.
Meanwhile, Muvi wa Chilungamo has called on government to impose Covid-19 strict measures and not restricting movement of the people saying Malawi’s economy is small and weak.
In its special condolence message to President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and the Malawi nation on the demise of two senior cabinet ministers, Hon. Lingson Berekenyama MP and Hon. Alhaji Mohammad Sidik Mia, its Commander in Chief, Bantu Saunders Jumah, is condoling the bereaved families that lost their loved ones and others that lost their loved ones too, in these trying times.
Jumah is advising government to intensify some of the Covid
-19 rules of just loitering around with random movement, need to be restricted inorder to contain the Corona virus which has reached at an alarming stage in Malawi.
He said time has now come for government to facilitate resources to go to the Ministry of Health, hospitals, Dispensaries, Clinics including shelters prepared to take care of the pandemic.
…….”Government has to earmark some buildings or complex which are not functioning to be turned as hospitals, this will reduce congestion of people in hospital’s quarantine isolation centres and each and every one to carry the message that Covid -19 is real, if care is not taken, the pandemic will finish us all,’’…..says Juma.
Jumah also asked people to continue observing the precautionary measures such as social distancing, washing hands with soap and wearing home –made masks than the imported ones saying there are many stories that are coming out from imported masks, advising Malawians to go for home–made masks.
By Vincent Gunde