Malawi record 3rd Covid-19 death: Spread of virus accelerates

Ministry of Health has confirmed that one  of the recently confirmed  coronavirus (Covid-19) patients has died at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.

Joshua Malango: Ministry of Health spokesperson confirms new death

Spokesperson for The Ministry of Health, Joshua Malango said  the deceased had other underlying health issues.

He said health officials are focusing on preventing the disease’s spread.

The Secretary for Health, Dan Namalika, warned Wednesday morning that the situation could worsen if no bold decision is made quickly to stop the spread of the pandemic in the country.

“We are at war and the war continues, it’s up to us Malawians to choose life, we have opportunity to control the disease,” he said.

Meanwhile, the virus pandemic spread is accelerating in Malawi with cases now at 23.

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National CEO
National CEO
10 months ago

WHO chief has said we must learn to live with the virus. There is no medicine and vaccine. Hygiene and use of masks must be emphasized. Lockdown is not a long term solution.

Farouk Imtiyaz
Farouk Imtiyaz
10 months ago

Are Not Covid 2019 Cases In Malawi Manipulated and Politicallised by Malawi Politicians Just to Delay the Elections and Make sure that APM remain in Power

As we Malawians have NOT seen Any criticism from any other Political Party on Covid 2019

ndunji
ndunji
10 months ago
Reply to  Farouk Imtiyaz

Dont think so . just go and check data at testing centres you confirm what its like right now. This disease is real .

Malawi belong to the citizens

Government should enforce citizens to use masks not lockdown.If the government wants lockdown please provide food and money to the citizens.South Africa government is doing just that.The government wants to use this only opportunity of coronavirus to make some rigging tactics.Dpp government knows how to cheat.Those people who are in support of lockdown have enough food and money and are afraid of dying.I hope the courts should throw away their appeal, until food is distributed to the vulnerable citizens.This lockdown will end up in destruction of property ahungry person is an angry person.People in China and around the world are… Read more »

Banda
Banda
10 months ago

Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda woipa nkhope ngati chiboli.

Junior
Junior
10 months ago
Reply to  Banda

Anyani osekana michila kkkkk tione Kaye nkhope yanu Ngati mulidi okongala opanda nagweru mkamwa. Kenyatta amafuna kupulumutsa ovutika womwe sangathe kukhala mnyumba kwamasiku 21 Kuti akambilane ndi amabungwe zimene boma la DPP lawakonzela basitu

Llhomalo
Llhomalo
10 months ago
Reply to  Banda

That is your own words. Muwauze awo akamete ndebvuzo sakuoneka makola.

Mgonapamuhanya
Mgonapamuhanya
10 months ago

It’s so funny and interesting at the same time. If am to follow all the three deaths, reporters stressed that the death had underlying health conditions. But now my question is what has caused the deaths? Is it Covid19 or other healthy conditions? Should we mean to say Covid19 kills those with underlying healthy conditions?

Dr Mwiza Mhango Ottawa
Dr Mwiza Mhango Ottawa
10 months ago
Reply to  Mgonapamuhanya

Malawi’s best doctor and Malawi’s best biologist should lead the press conference not a general doctor or a minister. 1 test results take time to come out therefore a person can die before results are out and the death could not be attributed to covid on that day 2. Malawi can have a different strain of the virus .3 cheaper testkit from some countries hav been banned in others as they cannot detech low level infections. 4 BCG vaccinations..anti malaria tablets..TV. hiv and other vaccines have shown to reduce symptoms in other countries. 5. Accept a known fact that whilst… Read more »

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago

Leave it to a Tumbuka to be a know it all. Seriously if you people were that smart the north would have been developed. It’s the poorest the whole Malawi, they don’t even sell salt or toilet paper there. Just shutup you useless nepotistic idiots.You think you are wiser than WHO and other organisations that have been following the virus the whole world and are even advising U.S.A. These are the same organisations advising Malawi and are leading partners in the research and fight against the virus in Malawi. Just shutup stupid Mtumbuka. Kuzimva basi school yokokeledwa ( wakwithu wakwithu… Read more »

rex
rex
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

zisiyeni zitsuluzi.They don’t even have ears to listen

Junior
Junior
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

Jappie mhango ndiye mtumbuka weniweni mu committee ya covid19 yo so umboni Wina wa atumbuka ukufuna UTI alomwe inu Keanu ku mulanje kuli chani choposa nandolo ndi makala. Mpoto wake UTI amene mukuti ndi ku tchire I comes from the north tumbuka tribe born in nsanje Nena kwanu nkuti ku town

Kambewa Chisale
10 months ago
Reply to  Mgonapamuhanya

No
Coronavirus has proved to kill any one regardless of health condition. The politicians try to cheat people that it kills people who have underline health problems

Wawa
Wawa
10 months ago

HDRC and Useless Judge Kenyatta , would you plz tell Malawian ppl how they can avoid these death? If Educated medical personnel r asking for strict measures to combat the pandemic. Who r u to preach the opposite? Doctors have pretty much realized we r in a war rt now; which necessitates bolder decisions. Unfortunately, you Dumb heads think this is a joke. You don’t see the seriousness of Covid 19. We have lost 3 innocent souls now coz of ur stupidity and carelessness. The number of infections is trending up fast. Wait till ur family members get infected only… Read more »

Kuunika
10 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

When a tribe follows footsteps of a blind father,no matter how you warn or guide them, it will always fall on deaf ears till all are led into a dungeon.This is what is happening to you followers of DPP.You think the judges are against you.HRDC is against you even when they are fighting for your common good.Did the judge or HRDC say they are against lockdown if you are wise and intelligent enough?By the way, when this same judge decided to allow APM to be sworn in 2014, you all took him for a hero right? Did you mention that… Read more »

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago
Reply to  Kuunika

This is a very stupid and redundant comment. A waste of words

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago

Lots of Malawians will die because of being manipulated by the opposition. Corona Kenyatta Nyirenda, Covid Mtambo,Gay Trapence, Lazaro Tsika Mumtengo Chakwera, Bad makeup Kaliati,Arafat Hamdan are all to blame for this. Lots of death coming. Be answerable.

James Banda
James Banda
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

How many people have died from other illnesses in Malawi in the last two days?

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago
Reply to  James Banda

Wait and see the coming months. Corona ask America, they took it lightly too, ow they burry people in mass grave. WHO projects months of August and September will be worse for Africa.

Eta
Eta
10 months ago
Reply to  James Banda

You need to see how many people are dying in America, UK, Spain, Italy etc.

Chriss
Chriss
10 months ago

The deceased had other underlying health issues, DPP government are you really recording the deceased as ‘malawi covid-19 death’

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago
Reply to  Chriss

Covid 19 is a virus just like HIV. most people that hat have HIV die because it lowers their immune and they become vulnerable to other illnesses like t.b. Same with this virus, you die from complications of other disease. So if you already had HiV or diabetes, bp or old age and weak immune, You will most likely die. Please educate yourself before writing stupid comments or telling others crazy opinions. Deal with facts.

Banda
Banda
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

Good explanation Mtondowodoka. In other words, had it not been for the corona-virus, the patient would not have died.

MWIZ MhAGo
MWIZ MhAGo
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

No you are wrong I’m a mw dr based in canada we can chat on fb if u want ..deaths are cause by respiratory problems..caused by the virus itself..so kubanika patient r failing to breath then dying. Unlike on hiv where wT u r saying happens to general immunity..generalisation or familiarity bring contempt in mw

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago
Reply to  MWIZ MhAGo

If you are a real doctor and respect the oath you took you would be back here in Malawi offering your services helping Malawians. Instead you are there enjoying with the whites and claim to be a Dr here. Just shutup Mhango or whatever your name is. You are the people misleading these Malawians not knowing the situation on the ground, we have 1 doctor for 50000 people because of cowards like you who runaway from their duty. A lot of people don’t even have access to a mere clinic or health Center. people travel in public transportation, we don’t… Read more »

rex
rex
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

man ndati zitsuluzi zikutayitsani nthawi

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
10 months ago

Let’s get Trapence and throw him in Kaliyeka

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Tiyeni, that fool will get lots of innocent ignorant Malawians killed.

Latif chizumba
Latif chizumba
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

Theres no arguement about lockdown ..every person or anymore will naturally hide from a killer or danger however hunger will bring them out from their hideouts. Therefore hdrc and just r asking for govt to announce how it intends to help poor people during the lockdown as the govt has money from overseas and internal reserves and borrowing. Therefore u font just sat goodnight to a hungry kid. So don’t worry noone is opposing a lockdown as a scientific way to slow down infections. Nkhani ili pansi chakudya and survival in lockdown especially for the poorest.

Makina Bauleni
10 months ago
Reply to  Latif chizumba

Your life matters. Protect it. Chakwera and Chilima are themselves in lockdown while telling you to riot. Use your brain fwethu.

Chiombagaga
Chiombagaga
10 months ago

Each Soul is very precious to its creator, unfortunately the loss of 3 precious souls is not enough to sound an alarm for opposition leaders. They are busy telling people that there is no covid-19 cases in Malawi. This is making their followers to be careless on the measures put in place to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Worse still, some people wants such kind of leaders to be entrusted with the topmost leadership position of the land. Mwalemba m’madzi Mowerenga Ng’ona

James
James
10 months ago
Reply to  Chiombagaga

Bollocks, Which opposition leader has said their is no COVID19, your father?

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago
Reply to  James

You and your leaders are answerable for confusing the masses. Insighting protest when people should be working together to fight this virus. If you don’t see that you are beyond saving and are very stupid

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