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Karonga District tightens measures to combat Covid 19

Written by Richard Kayenda

Karonga DC Paul Kalilombe

Karonga District will tighten preventive measures in a bid to keep the spread of Corona virus in check in the face of one confirmed case of Covid 19 in the district a week ago.

Speaking on Tuesday, District Commissioner for Karonga, Paul Kalilombe, said the confirmed case of the pandemic in the district is a tip of the iceberg, bearing in mind that most people in Karonga engage in cross border businesses with the neighbouring Tanzania where the disease has gained a wider ground.

“As a district, we are ensuring that preventive measures against the spread of Corona virus are tightened further: no mobile markets, no more lawlessness and what have you.

“We are only appealing to our security agency: the police, Immigration Department and other to join hands to deal with the situation and not bickering with each other. Further, we have to follow our laws as our counterparts in Tanzania do and people have to be careful of the dangers of this pandemic, and not travelling to and back from Tanzania as if they are not aware of this disease,” said Kalilombe.

On 26 April, the country recorded another case of Covid 19 from Karonga District, raising the number of Covid 19 cases to 36.

He is a 27 year man who recently travelled from Tanzania and was observing self quarantine.

Currently, Malawi has a total number of 36 cases of the disease. Four people recovered from it and three died of the same.

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Maneno Chimulala
I am a journalist, educator, and activist with passion for telling stories about social justice, sports and political issues. I graduated from Mzuzu University. I started my career at the Maravi Post online publication in 2012 as an intern while in college. Upon graduating from Mzuzu University I was offered a job as Sports Reporter because of my background as a goalkeeper and rose to the position of sub editor. I also had a short stint with Nyasatimes, Malawi Punch and Malawi Digest. Over the past seven years, I have worked intimately with rural organizations and communities in Malawi on human rights, girl child education and grassroots development projects. With an academic background in education, I also volunteer as male champion for girls’ education under Girls Empowerment Networks (GENET) in Malawi’s South West Education Division (SWED).

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