Malawi For Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks

Government of Malawi has gazetted rules and regulations, under Public Health Act and have taken a strong stand on mandatory wearing of masks in public places as a measure to contain the public health crisis COVID -19 pandemic.

With the surge increase of numbers of COVID-19 positive cases that is causing more damage including deaths, Hon Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda who is the Minister of Health in exercise of powers vested in her under the Public Health Act, has issued the subsidiary legislation on Coronavirus and COVID-19 aimed accelerating the efforts in containing the pandemic.

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The pandemic has proven that old ways of working can not work now. Our digital programming in providing correct and accurate information, building knowledge and awareness’s and capacity building of
young people to respond to COVID-19 pandemic. We have a network of changemakers (youth volunteers) of more than 100 who were trained online on Infection Prevention and Control of COVID-19 course offered by the World Health Organization and have received certificates. These changemakers are build back their communities better through volunteers.

Find more details on the online training in this July 2020 Pepfar report.

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