Chilima again tests negative for Covid-19, bemoans rising virus cases in Malawi

Malawi’s Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima has again tested negative for Covid 19, two weeks after he also tested negative when he first took the test.

Chilima: I have tested negative again

Writing on his Facebook page, Chilima started by bemoaning the upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Malawi describing the situation as alarming and frightening.

“Over 50 people have succumbed to the disease so far. May their souls Rest In Peace,” he wrote.

Chilima added:”Once again, I urge you to continue washing hands regularly, practicing respiratory hygiene, keeping social distance, putting on masks as well as following home remedies that are being recommended by health experts but most importantly by getting tested for COVID-19.”

Chilima went on to add that “earlier in the day, I again went for tests as guided by the health personnel two weeks ago when I was first tested. I have again tested negative.”

Two weeks ago Chilima first went for the test and was required to again take the test after that period.

There has of late been so many prominent people hospitalised or announcing testing positive to the virus pandemic.

In the past two weeks, Malawi a landlocked country in south-eastern Africa has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases by over 40% with the number of confirmed cases rising to about 3 000 and up to 60 deaths.

Malawi has surpassed her neighbours in terms of the number of coronavirus cases and is ranked fourth after South Africa in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) region, statistics show.

On 20 March 2020, Covid-19 was declared a national disaster in Malawi and on April 2 2020, the country registered its first cases of Coronavirus.

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Wikleaks
Wikleaks
7 months ago

second time to be tested because he is afraid he might have contracted the virus from that lady who died because she used to sit close to him. That aside, your word that you said at Njamba have come to haunt you and surely God is going to punish you.

ineyo
ineyo
7 months ago

Paja munkati covid kulibe, lero mukuti chani? Zikubwelerani

monosile
monosile
7 months ago

Chilima , you are to save Malawi from idiots and thieves do not relent God has appointed you for that purpose do not listen to these DPP thugs and mafias go Chilima go clean the mess in Malawi, you are Joshua of our times. Be strong and take courage you will get support from God. May GOD BLESS CHILIMA AND CHAKWERA on this journey you have embarked on.

The boy who cried wolf
The boy who cried wolf
7 months ago

Why should we believe you now.

Igbudu
7 months ago

Am disappointed.

Wawa
Wawa
7 months ago

Bwana
Mukanawauza anthu zija munkanena pa misonkhano yanu kuti kulibe Covid-19. Atsimikizireni kuti mumakayezetsa Diabetes. Kwa inu ka Covid n’kachaninso?

John Travolta
John Travolta
7 months ago

Are you not the same person who said there’s no covid. Maybe amnesia?

Gule
Gule
7 months ago

Akunama

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
7 months ago

The first thing for Chilima to do is to apologise for publicly telling Malawians that there was no COVID-19 in Malawi and people could hug anyhow. Now Malawians are dying. There blood will haunt him for a long time.

Frank Underwood
Frank Underwood
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Malawian politics is a sham. If it was in developed democracies, this kind would first of all apologize to the nation for earlier statements saying there is no COVID-19 in Malawi. A public figure like him has influence over many souls and people listening to him became reckless and the local transmission skyrocketed. He must be responsible, him and his folks, for this increase in COVID-19 numbers. Now taking us for granted he says nothing and goes Scot free. They are in control of the main media outlets. They are in control of the most vocal civil society organizations and… Read more »

mmc
mmc
7 months ago

Please bwana VEEP we know you like talking and sometimes too much.. on this one we don’t need your hypocrisy. You told us while fighting for your glory kuti kulibe COVID-19. So just shut your mouth please?

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