Nsanje district likely to register high cases of Corona virus due to increase of unchartered roots
By Rodrick Katuka
Nsanje district is likely to register high cases of Corona virus due to increase of unchartered roots
By Rodrick Katuka
Nsanje, As a country tries to put precaution measures in fighting against Coronavirus, fears have erupted among community members in the district that they may registered high cases of pandemic due to increase of unchartered roots for immigrants who are coming from hot spot countries.
The review was made on Friday when Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Francis Kasaira Visited Marka Boarder.
Speaking after touring the border post, Kasaila says that there is need of upgrading countries boarder post which most of Malawian from Mozambique and Republic of South Africa-RSA used when entering the country by providing officers with needful protection materials and detergents amidst prevention of the virus among people.
Nsanje only has seven boarder post namely Marka, Rurwe, Tengani and Makhanga in East bank, Chididi among others
Kasaila who represents cabinet committee on Coronavirus underscore the strides Nsanje District Council has taken in preventing people from the pandemic despite having inadequate protection equipment and promise to provide all necessary tools at the border post.
“we were assigned as cabinet Committee on COVID-19 that we should inspect our boarders and listen to our officers on challenges they are facing at the boarders and we address those challenges before things get worse and something is happening in relation to fight against pandemic,” Kasaila applaud.
However, Kasaira emphasized on the need for chiefs and other community leaders to take an active role in sensitizing the rural masses on the pandemic which is now a global health challenge.
On his part Nsanje District Council Medical Officer Dr. Gilbert Chapweteka said six out of eighteen who were suspected with Corona Virus have graduated after put them on self-quarantine for about two weeks with close supervision of medical personals.
He further revealed that 18 people who travelled from COVID-19 hot sport countries were put on self-isolation in a district saying 6 has graduated on 2 weeks long quarantine.
Dr Chapweteka said over two thousand have passed the boarder since 31 December 2019 up to date but none of them tested positive for Corona Virus.
As health personals we have put extra efforts in sensitizing rural masses about the pandemic and report any suspects so that we provide medical care and at the same time mitigating the spread of the Corona Virus among citizenly. However, we are Appling to stakeholders to provide us with personal protective equipment to our front line workers since they are at risk of contracting the disease as they are treating people, He bemoaned.
Currently 3 people have been tested positive with Corona Virus in the capital Lilongwe.