The Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi-ECAM says employers must take all precautions to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in their workplaces now that Malawi recorded positive cases of COVID-19 are increasing each day.

As of 6 January, there are now 7337 confirmed cases and 199 deaths according to  The Ministry of Health’s website

In his words ECAM Executive Director George Khaki urges employers to have internal nominated employee who keeps abreast of all prevention and guidance measures available by Malawi government and World Health Organisation-WHO to circulate within the organisation.

Khaki said the nominated employees must also be involved in all decisions regarding actions to be taken due to COVID-19 in the event an employee is showing signs or suspected to have been in contact with a person with COVID-19.

He added that by doing the above employers’ will be promoting consistent and clear communication within and outside the organization and gain trust from employees.

Khaki further added that employers should be taking every possible step to make sure that remote working can happen but where people absolutely cannot work from home, they can still go to work. Indeed, it is important that they do to keep the country running.

Khaki further urges employers’ and all Malawians to keep complying with labour laws whilst following all preventive measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.


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