Salima Sugar Company has been closed after some Indians tested positive to covid-19 which has devastated their country

The closure followed a directive by Minister of health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda

Kandodo Chiponda ordered that all staff that are positive will be at institutional quarantine in Salima and Lilongwe.

Secretary of Salima Sugar Company Charles Thupi says they have temporarily suspended operations for 14 days.

Commenting on the matter Malawi Health Equity Network MEHN executive director Gorge Jobe said they support the move because India is registering high cases of covid-19

“Allowing Indian workers to come into the country when the pandemic had become worse in their country was a bad idea,”  Jobe

He disclosed that MEHN is inquiring the dates they arrived in the country and their covid-19 test certificate.