Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has taken Covid-19 preventive messages to hard-to-reach areas in Chikwawa District.
On Sunday, the organisation conducted awareness campaigns in some parts of East Bank and in traditional authorities (T/As) Katunga and Ngabu.
In an interview, MRCS communications and humanitarian diplomat specialist Felix Washon said they wanted to engage communities in remote areas on precautionary measures against the pandemic.
He said: “We want people in rural areas to know how they can prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Community members will also see how the virus spreads through cinema.”
Through the cinema, which attracted many people in most places, the organisation emphasised on how people can wash their hands properly with soap and observe social distancing.
“This is an interactive way that gives us an opportunity to get instant feedback from the audience and our responses will help them extend their knowledge to discover the gap in the fight against the pandemic,” he said.
During the event, MRCS asked questions as one way of testing people’s knowledge about the virus and those who got them right received tablets of soap.
MRCS also gave items to people who observed at least one metre distance from others.
One of the participants, Cecilia Kanyenzi from Mojo Village in T/A Katunga, commended the organisation for the activity.
“We have learned how the virus spreads and I will share the knowledge with others,” she said.