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, â€śThe 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€ť
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 councilâ€™s offices protesting against the shutdown with placards reading â€śLockdown more poisonous than coronaâ€ť and â€śWeâ€™d rather die of corona than of hungerâ€ť.
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