Covid-19 cases in Malawi now at 5, another ‘imported’ from UK:  85% of citizens at risk

Malawi which recorded its first three confirmed cases of the coronavirus last week Thursday and on Saturday registered another patient, has recorded a new confirmed case of the virus pandemic and now the number has risen to five.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango (L) has revealed that if Covid-19 ere to hit the country for a year, 85% of Malawians will be infected with Lilongwe being the hardest hit.-Photo by Lisa Kadango

The special Cabinet Committee on Coronavirus led by Minister of Health Jappie Mhango announced about the new case.

Mhango said the new case is in Blantyre from a different home but both came from the UK

The new confirmed patient returned home on March 28, 2020.

He says the case was confirmed at College of Medicine laboratory in Blantyre.

As it stands, Blantyre has two cases, three are in Lilongwe.

During a news conference, Minister Mhango has revealed that if coronavirus were to hit the country for a year, 85% of Malawians will be infected with Lilongwe being the hardest hit.

There are growing fears that the pandemic will cause major challenges for the country’s under-resourced health services.

President Peter Mutharika has not ruled out imposing a lockdown to confine all but essential workers to their homes.

Mutharika declared a state of disaster on March 23 to combat the virus. Schools are closed and the government says it is urging people to work from home and follow hand-washing and social-distancing guidelines.

All social gatherings of more than 100 people, such as funerals, church services and political rallies, have been banned.

Mutharika said government will continue monitoring and review situation as it unfolds warning that “more comprehensive measures may be imposed.”

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Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

85 % will be good as the population will have had held immunity then. The only worry should be getting there too soon hence overwhelming our non existent health service. Btw, are funerals classed as social gatherings?

Bauleni
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Doesn’t work that way.. Munamva mothawa

Man
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Man

Our government is to blame, there too slow and corrupt, there busy pocketing ma 300,000 per day for doing nothing in the name of covid 19 committee, anzathu komwe apanga manage to lessen the problem, like Saudi Arabia, is because their government put people first, koma kuno its greedy and greedy. How can you close schools and open boarders? Pali nzeru pamenepo, now akuuza ma cadet to blame Kenyattah, as far as we are concerned the judge has done nothing wrong, we need to learn to priotize things, ma cadet mudziwe kuti these decisions will even affect you and your… Read more »

Bauleni
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Sizikugwilizana every country on earth is affected, has nothing to do with corruption.. mukangosamba ndi soap.. mwina boom or wadawada basi Osataya my nthawi

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Lockdown is only way to stop the chain of transmission

Chilipa Thako
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I said this before that Kenyatta Nyirenda wants to destroy this country , by releasing those suspected people to have corona virus he was risking his life and that of all Malawians which is uncalled for. Mfiti ya munthu .

Bauleni
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Mtumbuka makani.. atiphetsa makapewa.. corrupt judges

Super power
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Super power

Those in authority need not think politically to take advantage of the sitution for either political and or financial gain. Thy shall expirience the wrath of God.

Ida
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Ida

If 85% of the population is at risk why not the lockdown then? I passed by Lilongwe market today the way pple are conducting business you can’t believe it. It’s like everything is just normal.

The Knight Templar
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The Knight Templar

I agree with u. It’s a shame how everything is business as usual and normal. May our heavenly Father have mercy on us

Thumbwe boy
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Mwinatu sindinanve, kodi the Chinese guys released by Kenyatta Nyirendawa ndiomwe apezeka ndi virus wa? You guys read clearly his judgement, he has stressed on the rule of law. APM and his government was to be the law……muisova…musovenge

SADARI
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The cerdibility of our judiciary is in peril – our corrupt and incompetent judges will never recover from the idiocy of making wholly questionable rulings. Judge Kenyatta nyirenda epitomises how rotten our judiciary is. How on earth would anyone commend a stupid judge uling and releasing people from quarantine when they were detained upon entry at our airport.

FIFA
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FIFA

The emperor, which is our judiciary, has no clothes. It is clear from Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda’s ruling that our judges are on drugs, taking steroids and smoking chamba. Kenyatta allowed people who came into our country to be released from isolation when the Immigration had detained them.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Why law did immigration use. There have been many Malawians who returned from China, why were they not sent back to remain in China until corona was over. Many Malawians who returned from China were asked to be on self Isolation. And the immigration department allowed people who travelled from UK, India etc? Why detain and deport Chinese????? Think they had no legal reason to do that.

The Knight Templar
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The Knight Templar

Nanu inu kuganiza zongobakira zopepera basi

John T
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John T

We have Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda to thank for cases of corona-virus in Malawi. He is the one who gave a ruling releasing people who government had put in quarantine. That meant, the immigration could not detain people coming from infected countries.

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