Authorities in Blantyre are playing down widespread concerns by residents that they have delayed in closing leisure centers in the city.
Spokesperson for` Blantyre City Council, Anthony Kasunda has told YFM that, they have been monitoring the leisure centers and arrived at this decision after noting that some places have not been complying to new operating hours and social distancing.
Kasunda further says those who will not comply with the restrictions will have their business licenses revoked.
“As an enforcement agency we have taken a step further to close all drinking joints after observing how the pandemic has affected Malawi.”
Meanwhile BCC claims that it has noted an improvement in hygiene among city dwellers since Covid-19 hit Malawi.
“People are trying, most of them carry hand sanitizer and most shops have buckets of water and soap at their entrance.”