A total of 64 Malawians who were stranded having been kept for 17 days at Nyamapanda Border in Mozambique; waiting for travel permits, have arrived in the country.

The returnees: 54 males and 10 females (of which 4 are children under the age of five), arrived through Mwanza border on Thursday, 2nd July 2020 at around 8:00 PM, following diplomatic consultations between the Malawi Government and their Mozambican counterparts.

They were ferried under police escort to Machinga Teachers’ Training College where they have been accommodated. They have all been provided with basic necessities such as food, blankets, pails, and soap.

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.

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