Coronavirus: Malawians implored to follow hygiene measures

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By Grace Donga

The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 is imploring the citizenry to regard each other as a potential carrier of the coronavirus disease.

Co-Chairperson of the taskforce, John Phuka made the remarks in a daily update of the Covid-19 situation in the country.

The sentiment s come as the country has started registering more community transmission of the virus.

According to the taskforce, Malawi has registered 1,402 Covid19 cases following 60 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.

Out of these cases 696 are locally transmitted, 640 are imported from other countries while 67 are still under investigation.

Cumulatively, 317 people have recovered while 16 people have died.

The country has so far conducted 15,176 Covid19 tests in 39 testing sites.

In the statement, Phuka explains that out of 10 infected people 8 will not feel sick at all.

Phuka adds that with the number of rising cases it is important to strengthen the measure that promote social distancing, frequent washing hands as well as wearing face masks.

Commenting on reopening of schools, Phuka explains that a review will be done next week to determine whether schools can open or not.

 

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