Scores of Malawians stranded in China

By Wongani Chipeta

More than a hundred of Malawians are stranded in China due to economic challenges arising due to the effects of covid 19 pandemic.

The stranded Malawians have pleaded with government of Malawi to bail them out of COVID-19 economic challenges which they have experienced for five months in a foreign land.

Lazarus Banda who is the Secretary-General for the Association of Malawians in China Lazarus said their public call for government to help comes after their attempts to engage the authorities through formal communities proved futile.

Earlier close to one hundred Malawian students studying in China were reported stranded in the Chinese land. These students were expected to land in the country by 23rd August but Avant has learnt that they will have to wait a little longer as government has denied their flight from China permission to land in Malawi until airports open probably early September.

Malawian airports closed down as a measure to curb the importation of covid 19 cases into the country.

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera announced last week that schools would re-open in the country early September bringing that airports would also follow suit.

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