The Malawi Prisons Service has started Coronavirus vaccine roll out for inmates across the country this week.

National Spokesperson for Prisons Superintendent Chimwemwe Shaba has confirmed the development.

According to Shaba, over 13, 000 inmates are expected to get the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Meanwhile, 90 percent of prison officers have received their first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

In a related development, the correctional facility has also said that it is considering of lifting the relational visits ban which was placed in the second wave of the pandemic.

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