A survey recently conducted by the Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) and the Institute for Public Opinion and Research (Ipor) shows that 81% of Malawians are not very worried about becoming infected with Covid-19.
The survey also outlines that the majority fear a negative perception if they are found to be coronavirus positive, but for the most part, Malawians remain unafraid of the pandemic. Part of the survey reads, âThe percentage varies across districts, with the highest amount of concern in Chitipa and Karonga, on the Tanzania border, but most are not very worried.â
True enough, a press conference by the Association of Parents for University of Malawi (Unima) has called on the government to consider partial re-opening of schools to allow students in their final years to complete their studies. Prior to the parentsâ call, informal traders in Mzuzu took to the streets in Malawi, protesting against the call for a lockdown, marching through the city councilâs offices protesting against the shutdown with placards reading âLockdown more poisonous than coronaâ and âWeâd rather die of corona than of hungerâ.
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