Malawi registers 5 new cases of Covid-19

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Malawi has now recorded 63 Covid-19 infections following confirmation of five new cases this morning.

Announcing the development in Lilongwe on Wednesday morning Health Minister Jappie Mhango disclosed that three of the cases are from Nkhatabay who recently travelled from the hotspot neighbouring country of Tanzania.

Two of those cases arrived in the country on 8 May while one came in on 11 May.

Mhango added that the forth case involves a 53-year-old contact of a confirmed patient in Lilongwe’s Chilinde Township while the last one is a 29-year-old Thyolo woman who had physical contact with a previous case.

Though the numbers are rising, 24 people have since fully recovered from the disease leaving 35 active cases including three deaths.

Meanwhile, Farm Radio Malawi Trust intends to reach thousands of smallholder farmers across the country with awareness messages on the pandemic.

The Trust, whose main focus is to play an advisory role to farmers and extension workers via radio, is using the same platform to sensitise rural masses about Covid-19.

There are fears that people in rural settings may miss out on effective preventative information due to some restrictive measures put in place to contain the spread of the virus.

 

 

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