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COVID-19 Measures: Malawi Government caves in on number of people gatherings, Increases number from 10 to 100

Minister of Health who is also Co-Chairperson for the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 Khumbize Chiponda

The Maravi Post has become aware of the Malawi government caving to public pressure as churches challenged the restrictions of Public gatherings to only 10 people.

Accordingly, Government has adjusted the acceptable number of people in public gatherings including religious gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 global Health pandemic from 10 to 100.

Minister of Health who is also Co-Chairperson for the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 Khumbize Chiponda disclosed this during a joint press briefing with Minister of Information Gospel Kazako on Thursday evening in Lilongwe. 

Khumbize Chiponda said the decision follows consultations with leaders of various religious institutions on the matter. According to Chiponda, the Taskforce is also considering re-opening of the country’s airports in the first week of September.

In his remarks, Minister of Information Gospel Kazako emphasized on the need for all stakeholders including religious institutions to take proactive steps in ensuring strict adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures.

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