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Government allows resumption of sporting activities

…. athletes, officials and support staffs ordered to undergo Covid-19 tests
… training sessions to commence on October 17, 2020

The six months long suspension imposed ion all sports activities n March this year as a preventive measure to the further spread of Covid-19 in the country has been lifted.

Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 Co-Chairperson who is also minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda broke the news during a press briefing in Lilongwe.

Kandodo Chiponda said the decision to lift the suspension after the taskforce reviewed the proposed roadmap for the resumption of sporting activities by the cluster committee on Sports.

“The committee reviewed the proposal which first requested for permission to allow the Flames go into camp ahead of international fixtures before asking for the resumption of training for sessions for all other sporting activities.

We agreed to the proposal and advised all stakeholders to emulate the example set by the Flames by making sure that they test all athletes, officials and members of staff before the commencement of training.

Additionally, these stakeholders are being requested to strictly continue observing all preventive measures and guidelines as games begin”, she said.

On 17th September 2020, the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 Dr. John Phuka announced that the committee had partially lifted the suspension in order to allow Malawi National Football Team start preparations for upcoming COSAFA Cup tournament.

Immediately after that, Flames mentor Meck Mwase called into camp a 33 member squad comprised of 21 local based players and 12 foreign based.

Among those that joined camp two players and two officials tested covid-19 positive and currently isolated from the rest of the squad.

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