First 3 Malawi Covid-19 patients recover, tests negative – Minister

The first three people to be infected with coronavirus in Malawi have recovered after tests results showed negative but one more Covid-19 positive case has been recorded bringing the number to 17, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango said on Friday.

Health Minister Jappie Mhango (centre) announcing at a briefing flanked by two Cabinet ministers that the number of coronavirus cases had risen to 17 from 16. – Photo by Lisa Kadnago

Mhango, who chairs Malawi’s Cabinet committee overseeing its response to the pandemic, told a news conference in Lilongwe that the three of the 17 coronavirus patients were recovering and could soon be declared cured.

“The first 3 cases of Covid-19 that were diagnosed and confirmed in Lilongwe on 2 April, 2020 tested negative yesterday [Thursday],” said Mhango.

“As a matter of procedure, the test will be repeated tomorrow [Saturday] and if they test negative again, they will be declared cured of Covid-19,” he added.

The minister said the latest case is of a 70-year old Blantyre businessman of Asian origin.

Mhango urged people to continue abiding by the social distancing and hygiene rules to flatten the curve of infection.

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The SNIPER
The SNIPER
10 months ago

Kikkkk the Jappie Team is fake, it was fake and it will be fake. The results of tests has to be recommended by World Health Organisation. Who is the representative of the World Health Organisation in Malawi? Did he or she recommended the results first that it was positive? By the way, in Malawi the health facilities are very poor than other Countries in Africa and many of those Countries had to send the tests to South Africa, how come Malawi didn’t send it to South Africa? The time we were having and doing the Tests, was it not the… Read more »

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
10 months ago

They will soon be declared cured! So there is cure for CORONA

alex Chiwaka
alex Chiwaka
10 months ago
Reply to  Rodrick Phiri

Some patients have mild symptoms of covid 19 , and after a while they get better and test negative. Now they will have antibodies for the covid 19

Kalulu Wadwala
10 months ago

Info is vague. Location and names would help. The reporting efforts are being recommended but must cover everything like our friends in Europe

Kent
Kent
10 months ago

Gud news tho hard to believe, owing to rumour that the figures r being faked up for political mileage. We r not sure if the cases were real in the first place.

It is very unfortunate that the administration appears to eye some opportunities in the pandemic. Wins Sona nazo matembelelo izi madzi sutha

Tembo
Tembo
10 months ago

That’s good so that we are sure they don’t infect others

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago

zabodzazo. kunalibe .
mwagwa nayo woth your wicked ideas enticing doctors and patients bribing them. n’gooooo

chataika
chataika
10 months ago
Reply to  Nasingwe

Baba ngati ndi zabodza inu mwayezapo ndani kuti tikukhulupirireni? If u have the capacity and mandate go and do the tests so that we trust you? Minus that then remain quiet remember there is division of labour. Bwanji boma sinapange fake pa ebola case? Kodi a malawi munatani? Is it umbuli, ufiti, udani, usavage what is it kwenikweni?

Rensso
Rensso
10 months ago
Reply to  chataika

They don’t know that Covid is very dangerous….

Canton
Canton
10 months ago
Reply to  Rensso

But not to an extent of taking this.corona is dangerous these pipo shud stop staging if this is true.May God strike anybody faking this with too much corona virus

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