Coronavirus: Cases in Malawi not at 36

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Malawi is continuing to register an increase in the number of coronavirus cases with official figures now standing at 36.

Minister of health and chairperson of the special cabinet committee on Covid-19 Jappie Mhango confirmed the development during his latest update on the pandemic.

This comes against the background of continued efforts by the government and other stakeholders to contain further spread of the virus. The government has since made a fresh appeal to the public to frequently wash their hands and observe social distancing.

Mhango broke the news about the new cases in Lilongwe on Monday.

“In the past 24 hours, we have recorded two new cases. One of the new cases is a 47-year-old man from Chileka in Blantyre,” Mhango said.

He added that the man came into the country on the 18th of this month from Tanzania.

The other case Mhango says, “The other case is of a 45-year-old man from Livimbo Township in Lilongwe.”

According to Mhango, the new case in Lilongwe has no travel history, he further assures the public that they will be doing follow ups to find the people he was in contact with and test them for the virus.

The number of active cases of coronavirus now stand at 29 with three deaths so far and four recoveries.




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