Malawian Airlines suspends flights as coronavirus cases surge

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By Florence Mwale

Malawi Airlines has suspended some of its international flights in response to travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This comes days after President Peter Mutharika banned people from countries highly affected by the coronavirus from coming into the country.

A statement from the airline company indicates that all flights to Nairobi, Kenya have been suspended from 25 March until further notice.

Other flights from the country to Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Harare will be suspended from the 1st to the 30th of April 2020.

Travel restrictions have been imposed across the SADC region with Malawi and Botswana being the only countries that are yet to confirm cases of COVID-19.

As of 25 March 2020, over 420,000 cases had been reported with the death toll at over 18,900 deaths.



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