Coronavirus: Stakeholders wary of international truck drivers at Zalewa

By Alex Chitwere, MANA Stakeholders in Neno District Monday expressed worry over trucks that park at Zalewa Trading Centre on their transit to and from outside the country, fearing the drivers are at risk of transmitting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to locals with whom they interact with. This was discussed during a joint meeting between the district’s civil protection and public health emergency committees on the sensitization of the outbreak. Members felt that personnel in the trucks poses a threat…

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COVID-19: MultiChoice Group sets aside R80 million to cater for local content video producers’ salaries

By Duncan Mlanjira Economic businesses across Africa has been impacted greatly following disruptions that have arisen due to the precautionary measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19) that nations are adhering to and has affected some employees across the the continent. Realizing the challenges that it’s partners in the industry might be facing following this disease that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared as a pandemic, MultiChoice Group says it has set aside R80 million to ensure that current video entertainment productions are…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rescheduled to 2021

By Duncan Mlanjira The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which was set for this July, has been rescheduled for July 23 to August 8, 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces in a joint statement with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. The rescheduling of the XXXII Olympiad has been necessitated following the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is ‘accelerating’. “Dates in both the northern…

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Mipuniro Spikers ride on Dragons win to escape relegation

By Trust Mtegha Mipuniro Spikers Mipuniro Spikers Volleyball Club, who were the bronze medalists in Sempha Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL); Vale Logistics national tournament and also for Raiply national tournament in 2018 season, survived relegation in the 23rd Century Systems 2019 season that finalised on Saturday. The team served a six months suspension from the league and subsequently forfeiting all its seven first round matches and only only played seven games out of all 14.  This means each team…

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Nigerian couple Rosie and Kachi win ultimate Love Reality TV show

Maravi Express After seven weeks, filled with a whirlwind of emotions, the duo of Rosie and Kachi have emerged winners of the maiden edition of the Nigerian Ultimate Love Reality TV show, that was beamed on selected African Magic channels plus DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29. In a statement from MultiChoice, the winners were announced at the live grand finale show on Sunday. The couple, also known as Roksie, polled a total of 46.33% of the overall…

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WaterAid joins government in Coronavirus response

Maravi Express As many countries face the risk of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), WaterAid in Malawi joins the government of Malawi to effectively respond to the threats of the pandemic. Although there are no detected cases yet in Malawi, prevention of the spread of the disease through increasing awareness about the disease and supporting the people who work to improve and sanitation and hygiene in public spaces and institutions. “In our response, we go beyond Health Care facilities,” says WaterAid…

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Ndirande-Malabada residents skeptical of explanation on decomposed human body found on BWB water chamber

By Duncan Mlanjira Residents of Ndirande-Malabada are totally not convinced that the decomposed body that was discovered on Thursday, March 26 in a water chamber at Blantyre Water Board’s Chamber 79 in the area did not contaminate the supply to the residents. In a statement after pressure from the residents for an explanation, BWB explains it had been working on Chamber 79 after receiving complaints from its customers that there was no water flow. BWB explains that after finishing…

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Health Minister Jappie Mhango elevated as Malawi Olympic Committee president

Maravi Express At the Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) annual general meeting held in Lilongwe held in Mangochi on Saturday, Jappie Mhango, who is also Minister of Health & Population, was elected unopposed as president. He has been elevated to this post from that of secretary general he was holding and reports say former MOC president Oscar Kanjala withdrew his candidature on personal grounds. The post of secretary general has now gone to Malawi Defence Force Captain, John Kaputa, also unopposed. Flora…

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Minibus operators accept 2 per seat against COVID-19

Glory Msowoya, MANA Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) has agreed to reduce passengers capacity to two people per sit in a quest to protect citizens from Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. MOAM together with officials from Road Traffic Directorate made the resolution on Thursday during a meeting aimed at finding ways of protecting passengers from the deadly virus despite the country not registering a single case. MOAM national chairperson Felix Mbonekera told Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Friday that effective…

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Coronavirus alert: Ministry of Transport suspends all cross-border passenger travel

By Duncan Mlanjira Among several precautionary measures against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ministry of Transport & Public Works has suspended all cross-border passenger travel is effective April 1st, 2020 A statement from Minister Ralph Jooma, says this is in line with the declaration of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by World Health Organization (WHO), and in line with the declaration of a National State of Disaster by President, Prof Peter Mutharika. All international flights are suspended…

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