478 Malawians who were living in the Republic of South Africa have arrived in the country amid Covid-19 lockdown in south Africa.
The returnees are coming at a time when COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing in the country.
According to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs-DODMA, The returnees; who include 33 children under the age of five, arrived through Mwanza border.
In a communication which the department made explains that,”The returnees were ferried under police escort to Machinga Teachers’ Training College and Nalikule College of Education in Lilongwe, where they have been accommodated. They have all been provided with basic necessities such as food, blankets, pails and soap”.
The communication continued to say,”prior to their accommodation, the returnees underwent security, immigration and health screening. They have all been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for their results”.
Once results are out, all precautionary measures will be followed for those who have tested positive.