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Sports Council to assist athletes, associations

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Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) is set to start helping athletes and associations with medical supplies as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

Sports Council acting Executive Secretary, Henry Mereka, said they will donate K7 million worth of supplies to the sport sector in order to help curb the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The donations comprise of infrared non-contact thermometers, normal liquid hand wash, antibacterial hand wash, sanitisers and facemasks,” Mereka said.

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He said the supplies will be delivered through the statutory body’s regional offices which have been empowered to select beneficiaries.

“Our regional offices will identify beneficiaries based on needs after assessment. These beneficiaries are associations and their athletes,” Mereka said.

With sports activities on hold due to the global pandemic, Sports Council has been proactive in both prevention of further spread of coronavirus and keeping its affiliates and the general public engaged in good health and fitness exercise while at home.

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Sports Council has been running a health and fitness programme on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, an initiative that reached out to more than 274,100 Malawians.

The programme saw reputable mental health and fitness trainers taking turns in giving tips to individuals on a number of key areas including mental health, diet and nutrition, and workout routines.

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