Employees of United Nations (UN) agencies in Malawi have donated assorted personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K1.3 million to Songwe Border Post in Karonga.
Speaking on Friday during the handover, UN agencies staff representative Waleke Mponda said they wanted to complement government’s efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We want to reach all border posts in the country with PPE,” he said.
Mponda said Immigration, police and other officers working at border posts are at high risk of being infected with the virus.
On his part, Karonga District Immigration officer-in-charge Zifa Lungu said the PPE will reduce some challenges they faced in fighting the pandemic.
The items included 28 buckets with taps, 60 surgical masks, 40 disposable gloves, 240 bottles of hand sanitisers and 400 tablets of soap.
Karonga has cumulatively registered 443 positive Covid-19 cases with 14 deaths. n