Hotel coronavirus suspects put at ease by health ministry

Malawi’s Ministry of Health has put at ease social media rumors that there is a suspected coronavirus patients at one of the hotels in the capital city, Lilongwe.

Joshua Malango: Ministry of Health spokesperson says no cause for alarm

A message seculating on social media purported from an insider at Golden Peacock Hotel said there  are two   Chinese nationals  locked in one of the rooms after staff and managent suspected that they had coronavirus.

Following the rumors, health ministry spokesperson Josuah Malango said health personnel rushed to the hotel but found the two in good health.

“Yes our team was there to assess and verify the information that was circulating on social medi. Our team from Lilongwe District Health Office went to Golden Peacock hotel to investigate on the rumour. All cases don’t meet the criteria for Coronavirus,” he added.

He further said that a couple that was being suspected arrived last year in October and they have none of the symptoms and that they have not travelled to China since and they have never been in contact with anyone who has travelled to any of the coronavirus hit countries.

“The other gentleman arrived last month this year but he is already past 14 days quarantine and has displayed no symptoms at all such as cough and fever.

“Please take note that the Chinese through their Embassy which is working directly with our ministry have been very cooperative in self isolation. In most cases, they’re not getting out of their rooms and food is provided through the windows for 14 days. Unfortunately, some individuals, when they see such things they make up stories,” he said adding that the ministry of Health is following actively on all people put on self isolation

Golden Peacock Hotel is owned by Chinese Company and has many Chinese Nationals working there.

Malawi is yet to register a coronavirus patient.

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Doc
Doc
8 months ago

It’s just a matter of time. Once it happens, you will panic, you will not know what to do , you will not have enough personnel, you will not have enough materials to use in treating patients, you will try to come up with drastic preventive measures. Time to prepare is now. Do not say you have not been warned. Ife taziwona moyenda muno. Ndimavuto to say the least. Mudzaziwona. Continue taking it easy.

Prince
Prince
8 months ago
Reply to  Doc

Our leaders n healthy department can not see that .anthu akuwona ngati it’s a joke until it will be so late.

Petro
Petro
8 months ago

Mukuona ngati zoseweresa za coronavirus. Abwera mulemba zenizeni

Mandado@147
8 months ago

Close the entry ports like everybody else! how could you even allow him to enter last month!! Only Malawian passport holders should be allowed until further notice. chinese love food and money over everything! atipha in our own country amanewa! This president sleeps on the job alot we need a pro-active one! Uhuru spoke to his people Trump, Boris, Chilima etc but Mutharika ish amalawi mulipamavuto!!

Bright
Bright
8 months ago

How about the woman who is admitted at Adventist Hospital? Please address this social media rumor as well.

Prophecy
Prophecy
8 months ago
Reply to  Bright

Kuli kagulutu boss eish

Prince
Prince
8 months ago
Reply to  Bright

It’s so sad how the Malawi healthy sector and the people in power are taking this issue.this virus is so serious .and travel was supposed to be restricted by now especially anthu olowa ndikutuluka in Malawi.sizizatheka to combat this virus inside the country the best to be done is to prevent while we still can.

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