Doctor Gunda becomes fourth Malawi citizen to die with Covid-19 in UK

Manchester-based Malawian general medical practitioner (GP) Austin Gunda  has sadly died with coronavirus (Covid-19), becoming the fourth Malawian to pass away from the virus in the UK.

Gunda: Succumbs to Covid-19

Gunda died in hospital after contracting coronavirus, a family member confirmed.

He was key member in Malawi Health Care Support (Mahecas) which is a grouping of Malawians based in United Kingdom.

A Mahecas member described the ‘immeasurable pain’ of losing their colleague.

“It is with a very heavy heart to learn the sad loss of Dr Austin Gunda,

‘This is a tragic loss to all his family, friends, colleagues and patients. The pain is immeasurable,” he said.

Malawi community in UK recently lost  Grant aging who was working as a mental nurse in NHS after contracting COVID-19.

He was based in Bolton after moving from Manchester.

Already, the Malawi community in UK has lost other two to COVID-19.

Former volleyball star Best Nkhoma, succumbed to the disease in London where he was living.

Nkhoma was born in 1965 and is survived by a wife and five children.

First Covid-19 casualty from Malawi community was nurse Elsie Chafulumira Sazuze, in mid 40’s, who was based in Birmingham in England’s Midlands and was working for a care home .

Her husband Kenneth Sazuze – a renowned Malawian DJ who is training to be a nurse – said she fell ill at home before being taken to Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield where she died.

Sazuze said his wife of 24 years, who had trained and worked at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, understood the risks of working on the front line but was happy to help people.

There a number of Malawians who has also contracted of Covid-19 in UK and some have come out openly to state that they are recuperating.

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Wiza
Wiza
10 months ago

This is another sad moment. May his soul rest in peace

Mukuonari
Mukuonari
10 months ago

This is sad development in UK. Here in Malawi Ministers and other members are greatly enjoying with Corona Virus money. Other have bought cars for their wives while are keeping bundles both in homes and banks in Lilongwe. Thieves if you real want money visit the Ministers in Lilongwe here.

Piper
Piper
10 months ago

Sad to hear. MHSRIP…

CheChamba
CheChamba
10 months ago

Chakwera and Chilima are learned Politicians with integrity unlike Peter Muthalika who was once involved in hiding his brothers death.The have been in the forefront fighting Coonavirus through positive messages.

DANIELphiri
DANIELphiri
10 months ago
Reply to  CheChamba

Even Matchona do not know politics.

Chinthuli
Chinthuli
10 months ago

RIP DR Gunda

victor
victor
10 months ago

RIP

EAC
EAC
10 months ago

Chakwera and Chilima never said there is no corona.

Sad
Sad
10 months ago

This is very sad.Mycondoleces to the bereaved family. Guys tell politicians not to play politics with this pandemic.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago
Reply to  Sad

ma politicians ngati ali busy kukangalika ndi ma llowance kuwajudula nde ali ndi nthawi yoti akhale ready ndi za corona virus zi?????????
zinthu zangoti mbwerekete. takananitu ce botomani eh BEN 12 tsopano.
TILANLHULENITU NANGA.
MWANGOTI ZIIIIII

Chakwerasaulosi
Chakwerasaulosi
10 months ago

Ask chakwera and chilima to read this .paja awiri wa akhala akutiuza kuti kulibe corona

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
10 months ago

Sad. MHSRIP. Amid all the xenophobia in the UK, it’s really sad that foreign health workers are dying in such large numbers so the natives can live. Here, I have in mind prime minister Boris Johnson himself who, after making a career out of talking shit about foreigners, was literally saved by them!

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