Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Research and Development, Supply Chains, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; creation or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government
Overview: Minister of Health’s statement on additional measures on COVID-19.
Following the lockdown announcement by the President,the minister of health addressed the nations on the guiding national regulations of the lockdown. The lockdown was therefore said to be guided by the regulations that have been gazetted by Government on 9th April, 2020. The following will apply during the lockdown: –
1.The lockdown shall apply to all districts of Malawi.
2.The following persons shall be exempted from the application of the lockdown measures
-Enforcement officer as defined under the Public Health (Corona Virus Prevention, Containment and Management) Rules 2020
-A person with a permit to supply essential services as provided under Part 1 of the Schedule to the Public Health (Corona Virus Prevention, Containment and Management) Rules 2020
3. During the lockdown, persons providing essential services as listed under Part 1 of the Schedule to the Public Health (Corona Virus Prevention, Containment and Management) Rules 2020 shall be allowed to operate in accordance to the Rules and these measures.
4.All essential services shall be obtained within the locality of residence.
5.Councils shall identify and licence persons for supply of essential goods and services to locality markets and shops.
6.Any person desirous of getting an essential service out of his or her locality shall get a permit from the local government authority or any delegated person to issue such permits by the local government authority. In the same vein, any person desirous of getting an essential service out of his or her district of residence shall get a permit from the Chief Executive Officer or District Commissioner of the local government authority.
7.Except for enforcement officers, no person shall be allowed to leave their homes unless they are listed under Rule 11(3)(a)(i) of the Public Health (Corona Virus Prevention, Containment and Management) Rules 2020.
8.All central markets shall be closed. Notwithstanding the generality of the preceding measure, local markets within localities shall remain open from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm on any day.
9.Local government authorities shall designate areas as localities for purposes of implementing these measures.
10.During the lockdown all non-essential businesses or services will be suspended pursuant to these measures and Regulation 13(2) of the Business Licensing Regulations. For purposes of these measures, essential goods and services are those listed in Part 1 and 2 of the Schedule to the Public Health (Corona Virus Prevention, Containment and Management) Rules 2020. Notwithstanding the listed services under the Schedule to the Rules, filling stations shall be treated as an essential service under these measures.
11.The persons to perform an essential service or supply essential goods shall be given a permit by the District Commissioner or the Chief Executive Officer of the Council of the area.
12.A person performing an essential service may be screened by an enforcement officer as defined in the Public Health (Corona Virus Prevention, Containment and Management) Rules.
13.Any person who breaches these measures commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine as prescribed under the Public Health Act.
Full details here: https://mw.one.un.org/minister-of-healths-statement-on-additional-measures-on-covid-19/
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The announcement did not state or cite evidence used in formulation of these policies