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KIA reopens amid tight precautions


The first commercial flight into the country is expected on Wednesday following the resumption of flights after a five months suspension due to Covid-19 outbreak.

This follows the reopening of the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) on Tuesday amid strict Covid-19 precautionary measures.

A visit to the facility by Times, witnessed multiple measures being put in place including the introduction of automated hand sanitiser dispensers at several strategic points and mandatory wearing of masks.

Meanwhile, Airport Police spokesperson, Sapulain Chitonde, said the police would ensure that every person using the airport adheres to the set precautionary measures.

He has further warned that the airport security still remains intact to ensure prevention of the spread of the pandemic and other criminal activities.

In its communication on the resumption of flights, the Airport Development Limited (ADL) announced several measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Among others, only travellers will be allowed to enter the terminal building while wearing face masks at all times and that every traveller will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.

By August 31, cumulatively, Malawi had recorded a total of 5566 cases of Covid-19, out of which 175 have died and 3160 have recovered.

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