Govt imposes mandatory use of face masks its offices

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The government has imposed a mandatory use of face mask in all its offices to protect public officers and clients from contracting Covid-19. 

The development is contained in a statement from Zanga-Zanga Chikhosi, the Chief Secretary to the Government.

Chikhosi says the face masks should cover the nose and mouth completely and should not be lowered when speaking, coughing or sneezing.

He has also ordered a thorough hand washing and regularly with water and soap for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol based hand sanitizer before entry into office premises.

Hand shaking is discouraged, keep a social distance of at least 1.5 metres and those with flu-like symptoms are discouraged from visiting government offices.

Apart from the government offices, the judiciary has also imposed mandatory use of face masks in all court premises.

Since the first three cases of the coronavirus were recorded in Malawi in April this year, over 1,900 more have been registered across the country.



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