MZUZU-(MaraviPost)-Malawi government has announced that starting from the afternoon of 24 July, 2020, its offices at Capital Hill will be closed down for the next three days to allow Ministry of Health to disinfect them so as to protect civil servants from the global pandemic of Covid-19.
In a memo written by the Deputy Chief Secretary to Government, Dr Janet Banda, to all Principal Secretaries and Heads of Departments, all the civil servants working at the government’s headquarters will be required to work from home and all Controlling Officers are requested to ensure that necessary arrangements are made with custodians of office keys to make the exercise successful.
Meanwhile, all civil servants who provide essential services as categorised under the Coronavirus Prevention, Containment and Management Rules (2020) and those who were selected to perform critical functions in their Ministries, Departments and Agencies will be expected to resume working from office on July 27, 2020. And all other preventive measures still apply.
So far, over 3,000 Malawians have tested positive for Covid-19 and more than 70 people have lost their lives to the disease