Coronavirus: Malawi records 6 new cases in 24 hours

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A record six new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Malawi within a period of 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 23 including two deaths.

According to the Secretary for Health Dan Namarika, all of the new cases have been confirmed in Lilongwe.

Of the five, one recently returned from India and the other four were in contact with the patient whose case was confirmed yesterday.

Further details of the patients are yet to be disclosed by the Ministry.

One Tuesday afternoon the Ministry revealed of a new case, the patient is a 47-year-old man from Lilongwe. He came into the country from Tanzania on 17 April, 2020.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is stressing on the need for the government to enhance coordination among all stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19.

This follows continued claims from the special cabinet committee on COVID-19 that it has all people on board and consults before making some moves.

HRDC Chairperson Gift Trapence however points out that the claims are untrue since their organization as part of the civil society has never been approached to offer views on how to tackle the pandemic.

Trapence hopes the time Malawi decides to go into a lockdown all stakeholders will as well be consulted.

 

 

 

 

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Five new cases of #COVID19 have been recorded.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 23 including two deaths.

Of the five, one recently returned from India and the other four were in contact with the patient whose case was confirmed yesterday.

 All cases have been recorded in Lilongwe.

 

 

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