10 more Covid-19 cases recorded in Malawi: Kaliyeka emerging as virus hotspot

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango  has said on Thursday that there are 10 new  coornavirus (Covid-19) confirmed cases bringing total number to 33 cases.

Health Minister Jappie Mhango confirmes Malawi has registered new  10 COVID-19 cases on Thursday in Lilongwe- pics by Lisa Kadango

Mhango told a news conference in Lilongwe that  all 10 cases are in  squatter township of Kaliyeka in Lilongwe  the capital city.

He said the new patients are contacts of the one who died on Wednesday  April  22 2020.

“On the cases, let me inform the nation that we have registered additional 10 cases in the last 24 hours. The cases from Kaliyeka are coming from the primary contacts of the 4 confirmed cases that we announced yesterday [Wednesday],” said Mhango.

The minister continued: “We had followed contacts and collected 24 samples and out of these 10 were confirmed to be positive. For now we have 33 cases and out  of these 3 have died, 3 recovered and 27 active cases.”

Mhango, who chairs a Special Cabinet Committee on Covid-19, said  all the active cases are in mild conditons.

“ My team is still on the ground to ensure that all contacts are followed up and that all active cases are managed,” he said.

So far, Malawi has registered three Covid-19 deaths.

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Gabor
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Gabor

Jappie tsopano bwanji kwithu still negative ? Thank God 🙌🙏 no covid 19 to the north side yet we’re boundaries with Tanzania and Zambia at risk. May good lord continue to protect the north and entire nation Malawi.

cinangwa bho
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cinangwa bho

I dont know who will be conered by ICC after this pandemic.
i mean this is a global response’
personal responsibility
family responsibility
personal responsibility

Chinsapato cha Mrs Chakwera
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Nyau ndikuzavina kuzavina pamenepaja. Fumbi mbwee. Ndikuzavina azimayi Kuyimba mokweza. Gule ndikuvina kuvina kuzadumpha m’malere. Kuzagwa pansi kuti phwaaa!!! Wamaayooo!! Ndakhalira phwala! That will be Chakweras fate. If he’s careful Chakwera must start wearing underwear. Stop this nonsense of politicising everything or risk becoming like John Tembo. 85% of Malawians are in rural areas and are closely watching. Not his paid vendors, actors and HRDC goons. Real Malawians with real issues. People with no access to even a clinic or health Center. People that don’t eat politics.This is how Bingu won his second term in landslide the people saw through… Read more »

Lincoln
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Lincoln

The story about Kaliyeka is all falae. The MP for the constituency Msungama has done a research into these alleged cases and has vehemently rebutted the story.

This is all dirty politics by the nervious and corrupt DPP. DPP is very afraid of the elections and is resorting to scaremongering and trying to block the inevitable, that is getting booted out of the government. This is how the DPP mafia works. DPP cannot win the elections. Only way for them is to use their usual fraudlent tactics. DPP is desperate.

Chinsapato cha Mrs Chakwera
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An Mcp Mp. A paid actor. Good luck

Malikebu
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Vuto lothawila school pawindo umamgolemba zopanda pake no evidence just mere innuendo with no substance. A.k.a bullshit theories. Who has time to be faking Corona. Corona is here and and there is no running from it. Some people are asymptomatic(google meaning or let me spell it out for you, it means they can have the virus without showing symptoms or having mild symptoms ) while having the virus. These people can recover without being evidently sick. This does does not mean they don’t have the virus or cannot spread the virus.

Flamingo
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Flamingo

Is he a medical practitioner

ignatius
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Msungama does not know what a research is since he is a JCE holder.You can not carry out a research in 30 minutes,imeneyo si research koma a composition.Msungama Reseach is conducted by graduates and you are not and u will never be a graduate, because you are a fool

Kondwani Nqumayo
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Kondwani Nqumayo

Lets observe hygiene. Use mask and wash hands frequently. Maintain proper social distance.

Ernest Nyirenda
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Ernest Nyirenda

You update us and we are informed. Thank you
But where are those who tested positive to covid-19 kept?

john phiri
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john phiri

if these cases reflects what is on the ground then we are finished. all the blame to go to corana nyirenda

Ndikhetsamwazi Chakwera
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Judge kenyata nyirenda should be castrated for opposing every step Government was taking to curb Corona. Aphetsa anthu osalakwa.

Now Malawians are not taking safety measures seriously because of careless remarks and actions of hell-bent people like kenyata, chilima, chakwera and uyu wakukamwa kong’ambikayu trapence. These people must be arrested for commiting crimes against humanity. They are misleading people.

Ngunga
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Ngunga

This is being naive n stupid. Have nothing more to say apart from feeling sorry for u

YRUsostupid!
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This covid is slow.

Malawi belong to the citizens
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I don’t understand why Malawians you are not putting masks.Kumaganiza guys.Mwina mukufuna kumango nyoza majudge.Your life is important, put on masks please don’t wait for the clueless government to tell you.The government is very happy in announcing the figures and dreaming of lockdown.People around the world are using masks to avoid breathing in the infected breaths from people around them.Thats the greatest solution so far.

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