Chichiri court premises closed on COVID-19 grounds

Chichiri premises

Malawi Judiciary says it has closed down its Chichiri premises in Blantyre.

The closure, which is temporary has come due to COVID-19. 

A statement by Registrar of the judiciary,  Gladys Gondwe said they want to facilitate fumigation of the premises by Health officials in the commercial capital. 

Gondwe pointed out the temporary close will be up to July 22, 2021.

Three days without the premises being open is a hefty price on Justice and according to Gondwe the court will still handle matters of urgency.

These matters are expected to be conducted virtually.

Last week the courts in Lilongwe also initiated fumigation of their premises.

COVID-19 has hit Malawi with a third wave raging.

The country is yet to receive a consignment of 192,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for its population.