THYOLO DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER ASKS CHIEFS TO POSTPONE SPORTS IN THYOLO DISTRICT
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THYOLO DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER ASKS CHIEFS TO POSTPONE SPORTS IN THYOLO DISTRICT

  • THYOLO DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER ASKS CHIEFS TO POSTPONE SPORTS IN
THYOLO DISTRICT
  • THYOLO DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER ASKS CHIEFS TO POSTPONE SPORTS IN
THYOLO DISTRICT
  • THYOLO DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER ASKS CHIEFS TO POSTPONE SPORTS IN
THYOLO DISTRICT
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19th May 2020

Bearing in mind that sports is one of the major activities that is highly patronized in Malawi, Thyolo District Sports Officer, Olga Mlande, has asked Chiefs in the district to postpone sports activities in the district.

Mlande said this in one of the sensitization meetings on Coronavirus that were conducted by Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) at Traditional Authority (T/A) January in Thyolo district.

"With COVID-19 epidemic in the country, sports activities like soccer, netball and others may promote the spread of COVID-19 in the district as issue of social distance of 1 meter apart is not observed," said Mlande.

The postponement comes in following the preventive measures that were set by the World Health Organizaition (WHO) in fighting against COVID-19. One of them is that people should always observe a social distance of 1 meter apart.

During the meeting, Mlande said that Chiefs and community members should ensure that competitions like "Bonanzas" are not practiced during the period of COVID-19 to prevent the spread of the disease.

Responding to the issue, T/A January said he will make sure that sports activities are postponed in his community. "I will work with my people in all villages to ensure that sports activities are not conducted so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19," said T/A January.

CRECCOM conducted the sensitization meetings through its MasterCard Foundation and Echidna Giving funded project called Improving Education Qualities in Community Day Secondary Schools in Malawi (IEQ-CDSS) which is being implemented in Mulanje, Thyolo, Ntchisi and Chitipa.

By Lonjezo Idrissa