LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi is now into silent Covid-19 lockdown following rise cases of the pandemic.
Although, the authority has not come open with new Covid-19 prevention measures, its clear that Malawians are into lockdown effective August 8, 2020 .
Addressing the joint news conference on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in the capital Lilongwe, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says Malawi is losing productive citizens due to the pandemic and as such, wearing masks is now mandatory in order to contain the disease.
On the new gazzated rules and regulations, Attorney General (AG) Chikosa Silungwe has said the gazzated rules came into force from Saturday, August 8, 2020.
Silungwe says an army of enforcement officers has been put in place comprising health officers, immigration officers, men in uniform and chiefs among others.
According to AG, face masks include medical masks and indeed cloth masks.
All gathering of more than 10 people is forbiden unless in special cases of funeral where the number of people gathered should not exceed 50.
He says an area can also be closed if deemed so, if it has recorded many cases of Covid-19.
People who fail to adhere to the measures will be required to pay a fine of MK10,000.
Malawians are yet to comply with government order.
As of August 8, 2020, Malawi had 4624 Covid-19 cases with 143 deaths