Muslim Association of Malawi( MAM) has warned Malawians on COVID-19 that continues to escalate in the country.
These remarks comes in after the country is registering high cases of novel coronavirus.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi Muslim Website, MAM spokesperson, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika said people in the country must abide to the Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) set by Government.
“Observer all COVID-19 preventive measures set by Government. MAM is hereby advising all Malawians to adhere to the set guidelines by the Presidential Taskforce of COVID-19,” Chabulika says.
Yesterday, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda held a press briefing to journalists in Lilongwe where She revealed about the extension of the COVID-19 preventive measures such as restrictions to markets, bars and transport.
This comes at a time when the country is registering high number of positive cases of COVID-19.
Measures which were gazetted in 2020 will start being implemented to ease the increasing number of pandemic.
“The preventive measures which are going to be enforced were already gazetted and will now ensure that they are enforced”.
“We are getting in touch with our colleagues from other ministries (Local government and Homeland security) to help in enforcement”, She said.
Some of the public health guidelines which were gazetted last year are; Mandatory wearing of face mask in public places, restrictions in opening and closing of social joints to be open at 2 pm and close at 8 pm and no consumption of beer within premises of drinking joints. Hand washing Facility in all public places, Church gathering to be reduced by half and social distance in funeral, weddings and public transport.
Chiponda who happens to be Co-chairperson of the task force, expressed worry that lives of Malawians are on risk due to the rising cases of pandemic putting pressure on health Facilities.
According to yesterday’s COVID- 19 update issued by Ministry of Health , Malawi recorded 274 new positive cases including four deaths.