Confirmed Malawi coronavirus cases rises to 13

The number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19)  cases in Malawi has risen to 13, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango  has disclosed.

Chair for special cabinet COVID-19 Jappie Mhango announces the 13th COVID case -pic by Lisa Kadango

Mhango, who heads a Special Cabinet Committee in Covid-19 said on Sunday that Malawi has  recorded another case of virus pandemic  bringing the number of those who have tested positive to 13.

The new case has been confirmed in Blantyre and is a 55-year old man.

Mhango told reporters in Lilongwe that  there are still three borders that are still open “to allow for movement of essential goods.”

The minister said  in terms of capacity to test, the country has now laboratpries in Lilongwe at Public Health Institute of Malawi, Mzuzu Central Hospital and one in Blantyre.

Mhango also said government is ready to enforce quarantine measures among people by sending them to instutional quarantine centres.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago

IMF Executive Board has APPROVED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT DEBT RELIEF FOR 25 COUNTRIES, MAlawi included.
April 13, 2020.
Hetini!!!!! IMF apanga zimenezi.
nde timve tsopano kutuluke ngati zapangika
kwathu konkuno kokha.
( mtengo wa mafuta pa dzana paja mmene zinanenedwela)
?RESERVE BANK OF MALAWI!!!!!

Zio ine
Zio ine
10 months ago

It will be proper for government to cop in opposition members into the committee because no one has monopoly of knowledge and so that when decision are made people should not suspect that they are being made because of politics but for the good of our country. This issue looks simple because it has not hit us hard as it has done in Europe but when things begin to happen at the scale it is happening in Europe, all fingers will point at the president and by including the opposition whatever comes will be a collective responsibility.

Nyapaphi 3
10 months ago

With that kind of handling of the pandemic, we will not be surprised if millions of Malawians perish. It is a matter of time. Mark my words. Don’t say we were not warned. I cry for my country led by ignorant people ochenjera aliipo.

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago

I think our problem is slow testing.. in the end , hospitals will be overwhelmed.

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

tibayanganila muvi, ndithu simukunama.
anthu maso ali pa cithumba kaye

Huha
Huha
10 months ago

157 Billion Budget, aayi zikuyenda. The Asian community thank you for your action. No talk but just acted.

my name
my name
10 months ago

from no case to 13 in few days, we are heading towards disaster

john phiri
john phiri
10 months ago

good suggestion chigezero pure

THE APOSTLE OF THE TRUTH
10 months ago

Jappie Muhango, Bottoman, Dausi, Jerusalem PHD. These guys don’t have the capacity to handle Covid-19 please. Leave the work to Healthy Experts like what South Africa is doing.

Here in SA, they have a Covid-19 Management Center working with all hospitals in SA to collaborate efforts and Information communication is handled from there and passed on to Ministers and in turn to the President.

But what we are seeing in Malawi is a total disaster. Many people will die because of these ignorant politicians. Fuck them

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

Can’t agree with you more. There is no way the esteemed ministers can criticise each other. The better arrangement should have been a high level grouping of technocrats with knowledge of the subject matter which would report to a select ministerial committee.

These ministers are after nothing but fat allowances.

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
10 months ago

But Malawi Covid19 statistics remain the lowest amongs neighbours. We are doing well.

Master
Master
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

We are doing well when the disease has just entered the country? Terrible reasoning honestly, this disease will fight back, give it 4 weeks, you will never like this country, it will spread like fire, u can’t leave this issues to jappie, Ralph Jooma, Dausi Been Phiri, these guys lack policy direction, it just shows how incompetent Mutharika is on very serious matters, policies like self quarantine reflects that we have comedians at the helm of serious issues

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago
Reply to  Master

You are right! Theses are just politicians on pandemic situation!

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Doing well in what way? You must be a walking dead person right? Let me just open your eyes, in Botswana they have just released the people who were on quarantine period and they are all negative. So what is that you mean by saying remaining the lowest? You should say this statement if the 13 is going to be dropping down which I believe it will be not like that my friend! Wait for a week also, you will be surprised! After it hit a a hundred. And are you aware that we are losing? How many have died… Read more »

Grah
Grah
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Gwape iweti…corona ilibe zoti ndiwe mlomwe

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago

say it again. what can such people help in the issue. imagine a statement Dausi said eg on why dual citizenship?: cifukwa azimai athu akuvutika akakwatiwa ndi ma foreigners. and can we expect ant fact decision from him? let alone the stupid pitala not signed for it yet. I dont blame Dr Nyaka for his resgnation though at this crucial point, its bcoz may be of such peoples thick ,small heads,dunderheads poor decision making. such people think its a joke,the way so many people are dying frm this virus. at the end they will leave to regret their greedinees, for… Read more »

Chigezero Pure
Chigezero Pure
10 months ago

To prevent further spread to other parts of the country is it not possible to lock down Blantyre and Lilongwe. There should be no movement of people out of or into the two cities.

Palazala
Palazala
10 months ago
Reply to  Chigezero Pure

Akuyenera kupanga momwemo ndithu but those guys amaganiza modontha. Nanga achina jappie mhango ada. If we had doctors and public health experts running that, it would have been possible

Obingw'a
10 months ago
Reply to  Chigezero Pure

Thats true bro.There should no movement between these 2 cities.

Real Northerner
Real Northerner
10 months ago
Reply to  Chigezero Pure

How can that happen?

Ikbal osman
Ikbal osman
10 months ago
Reply to  Chigezero Pure

I think what you are saying makes a lot of sense it will stop the virus spreading.

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