Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has appealed to Muslims in the country to abide by the precautionary measures in order to protect themselves from catching corona virus.

The appeal comes barely a day after President Peter Mutharika declared Malawi as a state of national disaster due to the threat of corona virus outbreak.

Speaking after an emergency meeting held in Blantyre, MAM Spokesperson, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, said they decided to meet in order to come up with ways of raising awareness on the preventive measures of corona virus.

“Islam encourages its followers to take preventive measures when there is an outbreak of diseases,” Chabulika says

He therefore, advised all Muslims to increase their supplications to Allah.