Flames coach Meck Mwase has tested negative for coronavirus which causes Covid-19, 14 days after coming out of self-quarantine.
Mwase went into isolation following government’s directive that all people that travelled to countries, including The Netherlands, which are affected by the virus, must be quarantined for 14 days.
The coach’s internship at Dutch elite league side FC Utrecht was cut short due to Covid-19.
Mwase left on March 6 for a two-week internship but he returned after just a week after Dutch authorities banned public gatherings, including football activities.
The coach said he was relieved to have tested negative after 14 days in isolation.
“I am glad that I am negative. I can now get back to work,” said the Flames gaffer.
At the time Mwase was leaving The Netherlands, the Dutch death toll was at 10, according to the RIVM public institute.
However, as of yesterday, the infection was at 1 156 and the death toll had risen from 10 to 1 035.
Malawi is yet to register a case, but Ministry of Health set up guidelines to help avoid any spread of the disease.
Mwase’s return coincided with Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) announcement that it had postponed all the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers due to the virus.
Malawi was supposed to play back-to-back qualifiers against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou on March 26 and at Kamuzu Stadium on March 31. A statement released by CAF stated that it will produce a new schedule, possibly in June so that the Afcon finals are held in January as planned.