Communities near Domasi College of Education Isolation centre in Zomba are planning to start blocking buses which carry Returnees from South Africa from entering into the College following concerns that the returnees are exposing people in surrounding villages to Covid-19.
These returnees move to various places such Domasi market and villages surrounding the centre without wearing masks,” said one person.
The current situation at the centre require those who are tested positive are taken to their home districts using Ambulances while those tested negative are told to use public transport to their destinations.
The fear is those people using public transport are the same who interacted with those found positive.
According to the report seen by Avant desk, it is confirmed that some returnees were seen selling clothes, phones, blankets and other items in nearby villages in order to get money for transport.
Member of Parliament for Zomba Malosa Grace Kwelepeta, said that, “Communities in this area are exposed to Covid-19 and we are expecting rising number of cases in future due to negligence by authorities”
When contacted, Director of Health and Social Services at Zomba district council Dr. Alexander Chijuwa said, everyone from South Africa undergoes Covid-19 test.
He added that those tested negative are given transport to their homes, especially to use public transport.
Zomba has registered total positive cases of 88, 29 recoveries and 5 deaths by August 4, 2020.