Malawi Courts Prevent Coronavirus Lockdown

Malawi Courts Prevent Coronavirus Lockdown

Malawi courts prevent Coronavirus lockdown.

One of the last countries in the world to announce its first case of Novel Coronavirus, is Malawi.

But ever since the announcement, there has been a lot of controversy involving the lockdown that the government of Malawi wants to impose, so as to be able to tackle the killer Coronavirus.

Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, lies in southeastern Africa and it is bordered by Mozambique to the south, southwest and southeast, Tanzania to the northeast and Zambia to the northwest.

According to data, the population of Malawi, as of April 2020, is estimated to be around 19,129,952.

The High Court of Malawi, has thwarted the plans of the government to impose a lockdown, till sufficient has been done to help those in Malawi, who have been hit the worst.

On Friday, April 17, 2020, just one day prior to the start of the lockdown, an injunction by the court, ordered that the lockdown should be delayed by a week, pending a judicial review.

After a judicial review, the High Court of Malawi further extended the ban for another 5 days.

Last week, the World Bank issued Malawi with a $37 million funding package, to help it fight the killer Coronavirus.

This money would provide for paying around $50 to 172,000 households in Malawi, for approximately 4 months.

An emergency cash transfer programme, was announced by President Peter Mutharika, for the people in the country who are the poorest.

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