The President of Malawi and the ministers reduce their salaries by 10% to fight against Corona


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The President of Malawi, Peter Mutharikan, decided on Saturday that he and the Council of Ministers will reduce their salaries by 10% and direct the funds to efforts to combat the emerging “Corona” virus.

Mutharika announced in a televised address to the people a series of measures aimed at alleviating small and medium-sized enterprises, including tax exemptions, reducing fuel allocations and increasing risk allocations for health workers, according to Reuters.
The President of Malawi also ordered the opening of the tobacco market and allowing uninterrupted work, to protect small farmers in order to increase foreign currency.

The tobacco trade in Malawi is the largest source of foreign currency.

The Coruna virus spread in Wuhan, China, in late December, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) virus, which appeared in China late last year, on March 11. Globally, she confirmed that injury numbers are increasing very quickly.

The epidemic forced many countries of the world, led by large countries with their capabilities and population, to take exceptional measures; they varied from the flight ban to declaring curfews and isolating entire regions, and even closing places of worship, to prevent the spread of infection The killer.


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