Limbe Health Centre closes after staff test Covid-19 positive: Malawi cases at 71  

Limbe Health Centre has been closed after some staff tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

DHO’s director of health and social services Dr Gift Kawalazira

Blantyre District director of Health and Social Services Gift Kawaladzira has confirmed the closure.

“We have closed it for 48 hours to allow the disinfection of the facility after some staff members tested positive for coronavirus. We will open it after 48 hours,” said Kawaladzira.

He said the disinfection exercise is meant to protect both the other staff and patients from the disease.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has announced on Tuesday that the number of Covid-19 cases has now reached 71, seven of which are hospital staff.

Mhango  said a 21-year-old man who returned from South Africa on April 28, 2020, has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Malawi Equity Health Network executive director George Jobe has since asked the government to ensure that all hospital staff are given protective gear against the coronavirus.

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National CEO
National CEO
9 months ago

Some countries are using Chloroquine as a preventive drug. Health workers please know this. The only problem can be side effects.

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
9 months ago
Reply to  National CEO

This is not true. Do not misguide people.

National CEO
National CEO
9 months ago
Reply to  Ulemu Banda

Check current affairs Man before commenting follow world news, check press briefings of Donald Trump (President of USA) and Jair Bolsonaro (President of Brazil) Even France have has authorised Doctors to prescribe this drug for patients with COVID 19. I doubt if I was also misguided by these world figures. Do not be in dark ages.

The Judge
The Judge
9 months ago

Doctors and Nurses have been crying looking for protective equipment,but this Government has been giving them deaf ears. Now look what is happening, who will attend the Pentient if the doctor is sick as well? Zoopsa kobasi.

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