More than 400 people escape from quarantine centers

indafrica May 29, 2020
Updated 2020/05/29 at 4:34 PM

In a shocking incident, more than 400 Malawian returnees from South Africa have bolted from Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre where they were isolated awaiting tests for coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

This raises fears of more COVID-19 cases as the returnees are originating from a coronavirus hotspot nation.

The NyasaTimes reports that the Malawian government is now receiving turbulent reactions over its treatment of the returnees, some of whom have been getting away from isolation centers.

The arena looked abandoned with void containers of water, food leftovers, and a couple of security workforce still guarding the stadium where the returnees were put.

The Malawian government could not give security to the returnees to keep them from connecting with others as they were permitted to move around in the city and could go anyplace to purchase food and different necessities.

A portion of the returnees griped that the stadium had no water, no toilets, and the government was not giving them food.

Authorities from the Ministry of Health are yet to have a word regarding the issue but this comes just a day after eight returnees who tested positive of the coronavirus got away from Kameza separation focus.

Wellbeing expert Dorothy Ngoma said the break was normal in light of the poor treatment of the returnees by the authorities.

She dreaded the entire country is presently at more serious hazard than any time in recent memory.

Malawi’s Covid-19 cases remain at 101 with four passings and 60 active cases since the principal cases were accounted for on April 2.

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