Civil servants ordered to work from home

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The government has directed some civil servants to work from home as the nation continues to wait for an interparty hearing regarding a national lockdown.

In a secular from the Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara, all public servants that do not fall under the category of those deemed essential during the anti-COVID-19 measures are to report from home effective immediately.

The nation was expected to go into lockdown from the midnight of 18th April but that has been put on hold owing to a court order that the Human Rights Defenders Coalition-HRDC took against the shutdown.

The rights activists argued that government failed to do due diligence to take into account the livelihood of the poor populous in effecting the restriction.

However, if the latest additional measures announced by Capitol Hill are anything to go by, it means a majority of public servants will no longer be commuting to work.

The interparty hearing is expected to be held between the government and the HRDC seven days from the time the injunction was granted.

Malawi has since registered 18 cases including two deaths and three people have since recovered.

 

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