Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM) on Friday conducted COVID-19 orientation workshop targeting employees of various government departments and private organizations working at Mwanza Border Post.

PHIM Deputy Team Leader Dr. Evelyn Chitsa Banda said her organization conducted the workshop in order to sensitize the staff on causes, transmission and prevention of the disease which is caused by virus called corona.“We would like to sensitize all members of staff at the point of entry on coronavirus regardless of departments and organizations they work for because the pandemic is a global concern that requires multi-sectoral approach in order to combatit,” said Banda.The training was organized in line with internationalhealth regulations from World Health Organization (WHO) which member countries globally are using.Head of Preventive Health at Mwanza District Council Blessings Chitsime said the council has strengthened preventive measures and control of the disease at the border by screening and disinfecting people travelling to Malawi in order to prevent spread of coronavirus into the country through the entry point of Mwanza.Officer in Charge for Immigration Department at Mwanza Border Post Ericsson Kanyaza described information shared to the participants at the meeting as vital saying it will assist all sectors working at the border on prevention of coronavirus from entering the country.

Participants to the meeting were drawn from government and private sectors such as Immigration, Health, Malawi Revenue Authority, Police, Insurance companies, Road Traffic Directorate, Wild Life and Agriculture money lendinginstitutions among others.

Source ; MANA

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