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Covid-19 positive Ministers call for adherence

Three Cabinet Ministers and a parliament official have advised the citizenry to adhere to Covid-19 preventive measures following their testing positive for the coronavirus.

It comes as the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 is warning of a rise of infections as well as a new strain of the virus which is believed to be more deadly.

The second wave of the pandemic has hit Malawi also with both the ordinary citizens and public figures being diagnosed of the virus.

Latest cases are of two Cabinet members, Transport Minister, Muhammed Sidik Mia and his counterpart from the Local Government Ministry, Lingson Berekanyama.

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Madalitso Kazombo is also in self-isolation after testing positive for the virus.

In a Facebook post, Kazombo reveals that he is physically strong and that his oxygen levels are normal.

Cases of the three public figures come barely a week after another Cabinet member Ken Kandodo who heads the Labour Ministry has just recovered from Covid-19.

“I am happy that while I was there, nobody died of COVID19 there, people were being released to go home one by one , this is testament of the good professional work that our doctors and medical  professionals in Malawi are doing  commendable work,” Kandodo told Capital FM.

He however bemoaned that many people are not following and adhering to the set guideline on prevention of the pandemic.

What is common among the four is their call for the citizenry to adhere to all the Covid-19 preventive measures.

They have all spoken out through their social media posts.

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According to daily updates from the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, as of Thursday January 7, Malawi had registered 7, 611 positive cases out of 91 068 tests conducted since the first cases were recorded in April last year.

203 people have died.

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