Malawi Making Strides on COVID19 Recoveries

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Malawi has in the past 24 hours, registered 17 new Covid-19 recoveries, 28 new cases and no new deaths.

The development means 91 of the total domestic cases have now recovered bringing the total number of active cases to 521.

A statement signed by Presidential Covid-19 Taskforce Co-Chairperson John Phuka reveals that 14 of the new cases are health care workers; 9 from Mzuzu, 3 from Chitipa and 2 from Blantyre.

It discloses that 5 more cases have been registered in Mzuzu, 4 more in Blantyre, another 4 in Chitipa, and 1 case in Nsanje.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 620 Covid-19 cases including eight deaths.

Of these cases, 459 are imported infections and 143 are local transitions, while 19 are still under investigation.

So far, a total of 9 475 tests have been conducted.

Malawi is continuing to receive citizens who were stranded across the world due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Yesterday, 380 South Africa-based nationals arrived in the country in 9 buses through Mwanza border.

They were immediately taken to Nalikule College in Lilongwe as well as Machinga and Domasi Teacher Training Colleges which are being used as waiting and testing bays for mass entrants.

They were expected to have their Covid-19 samples taken while also undergoing MRA and Immigration required processes.


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