The Constitutional Court in Lilongwe is today expected to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of proposed coronavirus lockdown.

Early this year former president Peter Mutharika and former minister of health Jappie Mhango announced of a 21 day lockdown in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

However, different stakeholders including Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) jump in opposing the proposed lockdown by government.

Malawians from all the regions also protested against the lockdown which saw the court granting the injunction.

The ruling comes over a month after all concerned parties in the case concluded their submissions before the court on 18 June.

The HRDC obtained an injunction stopping the government from effecting the lockdown in the absence of cushioning mechanisms for poor Malawians.

Meanwhile, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the country, pressure is piling for the authorities to implement the lockdown to check further spread.

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