Malawi has registered 13 new Covid-19 cases, the strands for coronavirus pandemic taking the tally to 56 with three deaths since the first case was reported on April 2 this year.
Minister of Health Jappie Mhango told journalists in Mzuzuon Saturday that five of those who have contracted the virus are frontline health workers from the Blanyre District Health Office.
Speaking during at Mzuzu Central Hospital today, Minister Mhango, said of the 13 cases, seven are contacts of the Bvumbwe case, one from Mangochi, while 5 are all from Blantyre.
He said the 13 new cases were tested positive at the Liverpool Trust Laboratory in Blantyre.
Meanwhile, Mhango said 14 people from the 56 cases have recovered and are virus free.
President Peter Mutharika on March 20 declared a State of Disaster and outlined preventive measures, including a ban on public gatherings and closure of schools as part of measures to fight the pandemic.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :