India provides Malawi with US$215.68 million line of credit for water supply projects

By Duncan Mlanjira On behalf of the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Malawi High Commissioner to India, George Mkondiwa on Friday, June 12 signed a US$215.68 million Line of Credit (LoC) for drinking water supply projects for Blantyre and Southern Region Water Boards. A statement from the Malawi High Commission in New Delhi says Mkondiwa signed the LoC with the Chief General Manager of Exim Bank in India, Sudatta Mandal. The LoC will be used for construction…

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COVID-19: KCH, Mzuzu, Queens hospitals applaud Kamuzu Academy Alumni for showing love for Malawi people

By Alfred Chauwa & Mike Zgambo Hospital administrators at Malawi’s three referral hospitals, Queen Elizabeth, Kamuzu Central (KCH) and Mzuzu Central applauded Kamuzu Academy Alumni for showing love for Malawi people for the K20 million donation of personal protective equipment (PPEs) as support for frontline health workers in Malawi in the fight against Coronavirus. KCH director, Dr Jonathan Ngoma said what the alumni have done is in line with community participation regarding the primary health care, adding that the…

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Pharmacist, security guard arrested for stealing medical drugs

By Daniel Sapuli, MANA Police in Thyolo are keeping in custody two men for allegedly stealing drugs at the district’s hospital. Thyolo Police station public relations officer, Amos Tione on Tuesday identified the pharmacist as 44-year-old George Nankhuni and the security guard as 30-year-old John Brighton, who works for CFK Security Company which is in contract with Thyolo District Hospital. He said the hospital’s Dr. Dennis Solomon reported that on Saturday, May 30, Brighton was caught with 30 packets…

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Lilongwe City Council to enforce compulsory wearing of face masks by market vendors, customers

By Duncan Mlanjira In order to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Lilongwe City Council will from Monday, May 18 enforce compulsory wearing of face masks by vendors as well as customers in the Central Market and others within the city. A public notice from the City Council signed by its chief executive officer, John Chome, says customers who will pitch up without a face masks will be required to buy them at the entrance. “The City Council is…

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MEC opens bid for supply of COVID-19 protective materials

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is inviting sealed bids from eligible bidders for supply and delivery of COVID-19 personal protective materials ahead of the July 2 fresh presidential election. The materials include 100ml bottle hand sanitisers (367,000 of them); box of 50 surgical masks (81,800); box of 100 gloves (40,940); 500ml bottle with pump of liquid hand wash soap — anti bacterial (20,000); 175g tablet hand wash soap — anti bacterial (50,000); 20-litre plastic buckets with tap…

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Hiannick Kamba’s alive!

by Chris Bengel CBS Sports A former prominent soccer player has reappeared four years after being pronounced dead in a car accident, a report said. Hiannick Kamba’s former wife is being accused of fraud after she allegedly forged documents and collected a six-figure life insurance payment following the soccer player’s phony passing, German prosecutor Anette Milk told the Bild, a German tabloid. The former defender for the highly acclaimed Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga was said to have been killed…

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Bullets, Wanderers agitate for FIFA’s proposal to use five substitutes per match

  By Elizabeth Mandala, MANA Malawi football giants, Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have termed Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)’s proposal to allow a team to have five substitutes per match as a very sound move. FIFA has come up with the proposal as a temporary measure to help players cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the Coronavirus outbreak. Nyasa Big Bullets head coach, Calisto Pasuwa said if the proposal passes, it will…

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Inadequate quarantine places worries Chitipa DHO

By Madalitso Phiri, MEC Stringer Chitipa District Hospital Office (DHO) has expressed fear of the pressure they might experience in the event that COVID-19 suspects begin to increase because the district lacks facilities to be created as isolation centres. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Chitipa DHO’s director of health and social services, Ted Bandawe revealed that some people are still operating their business with two neighboring countries, Zambia and Tanzania where the pandemic has not spared them despite…

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Japan Olympic Games rescheduled to a date beyond 2020

By Duncan Mlanjira In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is “accelerating”, the International Olympic Committee IOC has announced that Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021. A joint statement from IOC and the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, including the Prime Minister of Japan, says the decision is to…

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China breaks world record for constructing 1,000-bed coronavirus hospital within 2 days

  By Opera.com  After employing over 500 workers to work, including electricians, the police and several other stakeholders, China finally opened a 1,000-bed capacity hospital in Huangzhou District to treat people infected with coronavirus. The hospital, which was built and completed in 48 hours caught the world by surprise and admired the responsiveness of the government to the out break of the coronavirus.  The hospital was originally scheduled to open in May, but due to the urgency, resources, and…

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