Mutharika Announces New Malawi Measures Against Coronavirus

After the High Court stopped the government from implementing a nationwide lockdown for at least seven days, Malawi's president has proposed new safety measures against the coronavirus, which has infected 36 people in Malawi and caused three deaths. The president is offering cash payments to the poor to help them survive a proposed lockdown, and to persuade vendors to close shops. But vendors, who protested plans for the lockdown two weeks ago, say the payments would be too small.

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