Chilima, wife test coronavirus negative: ‘Malawi surge in virus cases is alarming and frightening’

Malawi vice-president Saulos Chilima has said with his wife he has undertaken a coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic tests following the surge of cases in the country and both tested negative.

Vice President Chilima and his wife Mary: Went for Covid-19 tests and comes out negative

Chilima said in his post on Facebook that he went with his wife Mary for Covid-19 tests on Sunday and “we both tested negative.”

He said: “We will repeat the tests in two weeks as guided by health personnel. We urge you to do the same. Let us fight and defeat Covid-19.”

Chilima’s Covid-19 tests come in the wake of the death of his secretary and UTM administrative officer Bertha Nsambo after she contracted the virus.

He has also visited Aford politician Frank Mwenifumbo in hospital last week, before he announced on Sunday that he has tested Covid-19 positive.

In his post, Chilima conceded that the “the surge in Covid-19 cases is alarming and frightening.”

He urged Malawians to maintain hygiene practices.

“Let us do our part by washing hands regularly, practising respiratory hygiene, and keeping social distance and most importantly by getting tested for Covid-19,” appealed Chilima.

Testing positive should allow contacts to be traced, crucial in allowing Malawi to get back to some level of normality.

Malawi, which has not been placed under a lockdown, has registered 1 613 cases so far with 7% of those infections detected in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.

At least 64% of the new infections were from community transmission.

Meanwhile, the presidency is sending a message to the public to take coronavirus seriously and face a reality that the virus is a killer and preventing it demands adjusting lifestyles, avoid public gatherings where necessary and indeed protecting oneself.

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Peter
Peter
7 months ago

Kuvomereza corona tsopano agululugunyinda. ..suja munkati kulibe? Haganani….boma lokuba silikhalitsatu

Wawa
Wawa
7 months ago

Double standards!! You told the whole Malawi there was no Corona Virus. So why did u go get tested for the same? Would I be right to say it was just Greed on ur part Sir? Now u will be a Vice President of a Sick Nation. Be prepared

Opportunist
Opportunist
7 months ago

Thank God for the grace

Malawi belong to the citizens

DPP imported more coronavirus from South Africa by repatriating malawians over 400 without having quarantine facilities,anthu wopanda chisoni ndi chifukwa Chauta wawalanda ufumu.

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
7 months ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk! Kuba BOMA basi. Muziona.

msikuwa
msikuwa
7 months ago

What about VP chakwera, does he have it?

Kasuzga milonga
Kasuzga milonga
7 months ago

Idiots, please appoint the health minister like yesterday. You do not have a health minister for more than a week and you fired the health ps yet your Covid numbers are ballooning. Is this not supposed to be a priority? You need to provide direction on testing. It not about you and your wife, it’s about people, people in the rural areas. Where will people of kavuzi, kawalazi, mbarachanda, mphepozinayi, etc get tested? You seem to have mixed priorities. What is it with politics that when people take top posts their heads eventually stop functioning. Wake up or the people… Read more »

David
David
7 months ago

Mmesa ankati kulibe Corona awa?

Nambewe
Nambewe
7 months ago
Reply to  David

Cadet polani motoooo

alpha
alpha
7 months ago
Reply to  David

Let’s do what is right NOW, siyani mkwiyo masankho anatha, Malawi ili ndi utsogoleri watsopano. Kaya nthawi ya kampeni kunali corona kapena kunalibe zilibe ntchito. What is important is that there’s covid-19 in Malawi today and we must collectively act immediately.

Tom Phiri
Tom Phiri
7 months ago
Reply to  David

Why go for COVID-19 test? Mayesa mumayiwala kulibe. You told people to hug anyhow. Stupid.

Klma
Klma
7 months ago

You forgot to remind us to hug each other as we are partners in DPP downfall..

Libra
Libra
7 months ago
Reply to  Klma

Yes because we are living in singapore…or is it nyoko

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