2nd Malawi police officer dies after contracting coronavirus

A police officer has died after contracting Covid-19 in Zomba just days after Eastern region police headquarters was shut down after the police officer tested positive for the virus.aNational Police spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed of the death.

Cop is another Malawi Covid-19 statistic

This brings to two the number of police officers who have died of the disease.

Kadzera said the officer worked at the prosecution department at the Eastern region police headquarters.

“We have closed the offices to allow for the fumigation of the offices,” he said.

Kadadzera said all police officers who came into contact with the officer are now in self quarantine.

He said the police work for the region is now done at Zomba police station.

In Nkhata Bay, 10 inmates and three prison warders have tested positive for Covid-19.

In the Covid-19 situation update of July 20 2020, Dr John Phuka, co-chairperson of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, said 909 of the 3 045 cases were imported infections while 2 136 were locally transmitted. To date, the pandemic has claimed 65 lives.

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1 year ago

The number of deaths is higher than what we are hearing on radio.yesterday somebody i know died mysteriously at home.he will be buried this morning with no involvement of govt health officials.there is no concrete evidence that he died of covid,but its the main suspect.this is an indication that people could possibly be dying in their homes without going to hospital.

1 year ago


1 year ago

Chakwera and chilima were too desparate for power to the point that the lives of ordinary malawians did not matter.they now have the power,failing to protect ordinary malawians.

1 year ago

So sad.what is annoying is that the leadership seems to be clueless.since coming into office it hasnt done anything to minimise the spread of the virus.people are dying and the number of those effected is growing.the end is not in sight ,the virus will continue killing us months ahead.

Malawi belong to the citizens
Reply to  Vitz

It is in your hands the leaders of Malawi didn’t bring coronavirus to Malawi.What is happening in Malawi is happening allover the world.Put masks whenever you are outside your house.Buy flu immune booster medicine to boost your immune system, don’t wait for government there is no medicine to cure this disease.If you don’t follow coronavirus instructions,you shall die.

1 year ago

This disease will finish us all. God help us.

1 year ago
Reply to  Ndede

If the government can boost up our public hospitals this would be the best option,we have competent doctors at our public hospitals and the only willing to attend to our cases,we had an incident where one of our relatives had breathing problems and took her to queens for the test,test for covid came out negative,took her to mwaiwathu and even with negative tests they refused to treat her,with a lot resentment from mwaiwathu to even look at her,we had,masm ambulance did not turn up and refused to pick the patient,so we had to make our own plans to move the… Read more »

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
1 year ago

Ntchito za Chilima zimenezo.

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