LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse administration through ministry of health has has approved indemnity agreement for Covid-19 vaccines introduction in Malawi.
This is according to the memo dated January 12, 2021 signed by Secretary for Health Dr Charles Mwansambo as requested by the treasury.
Mwasamba disclosed that Covid-19 vaccines will target 20% of Malawi’s population.
The announcement comes amid rising cases and deaths of the pandemic coupled with fears of the vaccines efficacy.
On Thursday, January 14, 2021 pupils in Kasungu protested against rumors of the vaccines.
Chairperson of the Presidential taskforce on Covid-19 Dr John Phuka however expressed concern that some people are causing panic by lying that Ministry of Health officials are going in schools to distribute vaccines to learners, saying Malawi currently doesn’t have Covid-19 vaccines and it is unnecessary to cause such panics.
Phuka was speaking on Thursday evening, a press conference in the capital Lilongwe where Minister of Education Agnes NyaLonje said 11 out of 34 education districts under her ministry have been hit by the pandemic.
NyaLonje revealed that a total number of 136 at Lilongwe Girls Secondary School have tested positive and Kaseye Community Secondary School in Chitipa comes second with 6 students tested positive.
The minister also said that in higher education public and private institutions, 7 lecturers and 18 students, and out of 7 lectures 3 have passed on.
Minister of Information Gospel Kazako reminded Malawians to strictly comply with all preventive measures as issued by the ministry of health.
Developed nations including Brazil this week disclosed that China’s Covid-19 vaccines has 50% efficacy which put peoples doubts of its usage.