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Malawi’s tobacco marketing season opening delays for month over coronavirus

Tobacco Commission boss Sadala engaging the media

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi’s Tobacco Commission (TC) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 announced the delays of the green gold’s marketing season for the next 30 days to monitor coronavirus pandemic.

The
commission Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kayisi Sadala to the news conference
in the capital Lilongwe that the tobacco’s players agreed to monitor the
situation on the ground over Covid-19.

‘Recently,
the state President Peter Mutharika declared “State of National Disaster” and
therefore restricted meetings of people to no more than 100 effective March 20,
2020 until further notice. Such a declaration has coincided with the opening of
2020 tobacco season whose gatherings are always above the allowed threshold.

“The
commission therefore called upon the industry captains to chat the way forward
in view of the declaration. At its meeting, on Monday, March 26, 2020, the
industry stakeholders agreed to monitor closely the situation on the ground for
at least a period of one month from now”, says Sadala.

He adds,
“However, most stakeholders including the floor operator and buyers have
already put in place measures to promote hygiene and prevent the spread of the
virus”.

Malawi
has not yet registered any coronavirus case.

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