The International Organization for Migration [I.O.M] has donated Personal Protective Equipment [PPEs] to Mwanza border and all other Malawian border agencies which are in the forefront in the fight against Covid19.
Confirming the development to Malawi Metro News was Mwanza border public relations officer Inspector Pasqually Zulu who said the donation was made on Wednesday this week.
Inspector Zulu said during the handover ceremony which took place at the border entrance, Mwanza District Health Officer Mr Chitsime indicated that the donation was timely and will go a long way in the fight against the spread and importation of COVID-19.
Irvin Mwangala who represented the international organization, indicated that they thought it wise to come in and assist the border agencies with the PPEs on the busy schedules that they come across on daily basis in the clearance of the travelling community.
The donated items include 3,794 face masks, 150 N95 face masks, 10 cartons of face shields, 10 cartons of gowns, 10 cartons of liquid soap, 10 cartons of gloves (100 each box) five hand thermometers and 271 alcohol sanitizer
Apart from the donation, the organization also conducted a two day training workshop for Point of Entry border Officials on how to prevent the spread and importation of COVID-19.