Covid-19 presidential task force blames urbanization, negligence on cases spike 

An official of the Covid-19 presidential task force has blamed urbanization, negligence and lack of security enforcement for the current spike of coronavirus infection spike in the country.

Dr. Phuka (left): The problem is urbanization

The country has 123 new cases in the last 24 hours bringing the number of confirmed cases to 3, 981 with total active cases standing at 2065 and total deaths at 109 following two new cases.

Dr. John Phuka, co-chairperson of the covid-19 presidential taskforce said statistics show that the virus has hit hard urban areas.

“The problem is urbanization. People need to take extra precautions themselves instead of waiting for officials to enforce some preventive measures,” he said.

He said the hardest hit area in the country are Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Mzimba north, Nkhata Bay.

Others include border districts of Mchinji, Karonga and Mwanza.

Phuka has since appealed to Muslims to observe strict Covid-19 preventive measures as they observe Eid-al-adha-Mubarak celebrations.

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Urbanisation that’s what you come up with in a high density populous country as the problem.Covid 19 has not hit Malawi hard yet compared to other African or Western Countries.Malawi had many opportunities to stop the virus at the border but failed. All international transport drivers should have been stopped at the border goods transfered to Malawian trucks or drivers changed. Wide spread education of social distancing, masks and hand washing, isolation and rapid testing of Malawians entering the country.will bring covid to an end.

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