Chinese Ambassador to Malawi assures on measures being taken to control Corona Virus

By People Daily
Monday, February 24th, 2020
Chinese ambassador to Malawi Liu Hongyang addresses journalists in Lilongwe, capital of Malawi, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Kenneth Jali)

Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Liu Hong Yang assured Malawians that strategic interventions are in order to keep the Corona Virus (COVID-19) epidemic under control for the country’s safety.

Ambassador Liu made the statement in Lilongwe where he was updating journalists on respective recent updates and interventions regarding the epidemic.

He said the embassy has so far engaged country’s strategic ministries, political party leaders and law makers on measures put in place to make sure the virus situation is contained.

He said: “I have had meetings with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, of Health and Population, and with the Chairman of Public Health Committee of Parliament to brief them on the situation and measures taken by my government and discussed ways and means to prevent and control issues in Malawi.”

He also said the embassy has set up a working mechanism with the government of Malawi, and that it was keeping daily contact with country’s airport authorities, immigration offices quarantine teams at both international airports.

“In order to have an absolute safety and COVID-19 free Malawi, I would suggest that all passengers from countries COVID-19 cases be screened at the ports of entry,” Liu said.

He added: “Every arriving Chinese national must report and register at airport’s quarantine and immigration desks, and have their temperatures taken.”

He also said the arriving Chinese nationals are also being requested to quarantine themselves at their homes for at least 14 days.

Liu has since assured that there is constant contact with Malawian students studying in China to ensure their safety.

He also hinted that there was worldwide progress in containing the virus outbreak, with a 16-day consecutive drop in the recorded cases as of February 20. (Xinhua)

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