Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Songwe Border Post, schools and markets in Karonga.
Speaking on Saturday at Songwe Border Post during the handover, Karonga district MRCS coordinator Blessings Mlowoka said they wanted to complement government’s efforts to contain the further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said: “I am optimistic that by now everyone knows how this pandemic has hit the world, including our country.
“We have lost a lot of lives due to this pandemic so we need to join hands to prevent the spread of the disease.”
Songwe Border Post officer-in-charge Richard Chidwala thanked MRCS for the PPE.
“The items have come at the right time when cases are rising in the country and the district,” he said.
Speaking in a separate interview, Karonga District director of education, youth and sports Sara Khozi Jere said the items will improve hand-washing in schools.
Currently, some learners at Chaminade, Karonga Girls, St Mary’s Girls secondary schools and Karonga Teachers College have tested positive for Covid-19.
The items included water tanks, buckets, sanitiser, soap and sanitary pads for girls who tested positive for Covid-19 in boarding schools.