Malawi records 5 new cases of Covid-19: 24 patients have recovered

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has announced  that the number of  coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Malawi now stands at 64, as six new cases have been registered on Wednesday.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, briefing journalists: Coronavirus cases in Malawi now at 63

Mhango, briefing journalists in Lilongwe, said the five new cases have been confirmed by three laboratories in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu.

He said: “Three of the cases have been confirmed by Mzuzu central hospital lab. The 3 are from Nkhatabay. Both have travel history to Tanzania. Two arrived in the country on 8th May, 2020 from and one on 11th May, 2020. All are clinically stable.”

The minister said one case has been confirmed at National Reference Lab at PHIM in Lilongwe.

“She is a 53 year old female contact of the case from Chilinde. Yesterday a total of 43 samples were collected by Lilongwe District Health Office (DHO) and most of them were contacts of the Chilinde case, they are household and workplace contacts. Out of the 43 samples, only one tested positive,” said Mhango.

He said Lilongwe DHO is continuing with contact tracing for the case.

Another case has been confirmed by College of Medicine Lab, in Blantyre.

“The person is a 29-year-old lady from Thyolo. She is a contact of a confirmed case in Thyolo,” said the minister.

He said health workers are tracing all the contacts of the case so that they can also be tested for virus.

The Minister of Health said so far Malawi has now registered a total of 63 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

“Of these, 24 have successfully recovered 3 lost their lives and 36 are still under management by the health system,” he said.

Lilongwe remains the worst hit with 26 cases, including two deaths, followed by Blantyre with 16 confirmed cases and one death, Thyolo is third with nine cases while Mzuzu has three , Nkhatabay has three and one each in Chikwawa, Mulanje, Zomba, Nkhotakota, Mangochi, Karonga and Zomba.

Mhango said Ministry of Health is working hard to increase the number of testing centres to reduce the turnaround time for the samples.

Although public and private schools remain closed since March, church gatherings continue with strict social distance compliance while bars, central and mobile markets remain open with little compliance to social distancing.

The political campaign rallies for July 2 fresh presidential elections are being conducted without any social distancing measures attracting hundreds of people.

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Nzika
Nzika
9 months ago

Tanzania is highly infected yet people were busy praising the Leader ati sangapange Lockdown, if big commercial cities akupanga Lockdown ka Tanzania ndi kachani? Aphetsa Anthu

Adona
Adona
9 months ago

All the cases are from Tanzania. Just close the damn boarder. Simple as that.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Kumpanda kusamala tifa ndi covid-19, ochenjera akumavala masks.Others are waiting for the government.And the government is waiting for new cases to announce.Zovetsa chisoni kwabasi kumafunabe Kut anthu avotereni, Malawians yambani kuvala masks please kumava kamodzi anthu inu.Onse wopita kumisonkhano yandale akhale atavala masks.Nthendayi yikumafala munthu akuwoneka wamphavu zake.To the minister of health do not just put people in quarantine without telling them the truth.This government has failed to handle the coronavirus.Blame game is coming soon DPP tricks.

Malawian Citizen
Malawian Citizen
9 months ago

Uku ndie kudya kwa Jappie.

Ndiye simwakawasiya mmakomo mwao yet ali ndi covid-19?
So wait for local transmission.

Phwisa
Phwisa
9 months ago

Inu. You mean today, May, people are still allowed entry into the country. This shows lack of seriousness. Really Judge Kenyatta should be the most happy person in Malawi. He has succeeded in bringing corona to Malawi.

Alex Mapira
Alex Mapira
9 months ago

Don’t believe this government…….I have a relative in isolation at the quarantine centre in Blantyre. And I want the Malawi public to know what is happening in our country, God knows for what purpose… My relative started feeling malaria symptoms somewhere in Mozambique on his way back from SA. He bought LA at one of the shops in Mozambique and took it, he went through all the temperature checks as he passed through the Mozambique and Malawi border with no issues. When he got to Blantyre the malaria symptoms persisted and he had also started coughing at this point, so… Read more »

Gogetter
Gogetter
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex Mapira

Koma che Mapira muli ndi nthawi yolemba nkhani zanu zopusazi eti

Maxon Phiri
Maxon Phiri
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex Mapira

Sorry for going through that torture. Thing will be better shortly. Just bealive

Pumbwa until July 2nd
Pumbwa until July 2nd
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex Mapira

Wow! You need to report this ti international organizations for real. This is a sad development. I wish your relative well. God bless you and your family.

Mulopwana
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex Mapira

Sorry Alex Mapila. This shd be dehumanising for anyone to go through. It pains me alot yet am very far from the situation. Some thing and some one need to do a job to save pple from this situation. I hope that the isolation is such that there is no contact with other isolated pple otherwise one can now get infexted in the isolation centrea. SORRY MY BROTHER.

Chikafu
Chikafu
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex Mapira

Iwetu ndi galu! Umbuli ukuohani ng’ona za MCP nu! Mxiew! Corona virus is real anyani!

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex Mapira

Your story my friend is a clear example that this Covid 19 issue has sinister motives behind it, one of which is to delay the July 2 fresh Election under the pretext that the number of affected people is high enough to justify postponement of the poll. One also wonders why, after more than a month Covid 19 tests are slack at the country’s entry points. Japie seems to enjoy announcing to the nation about cases from Tanzania. There should have been stringent measures at the border by ensuring no one proceeds inland unless they have finished the mandatory quarantine… Read more »

Zambulo
Zambulo
9 months ago

This is all dejavu

Yanyamukaaaa
9 months ago

Kenyatta Nyirenda A.K.A. Mr Covid is now very very happy

kanchenga
kanchenga
9 months ago
Reply to  Yanyamukaaaa

Nosense it is not Kenyatta who kept our borders open. It is the stupid government. Just now they are collecting more cases from RSA to flood Malawi with Covid cases before polling day so election can be postponed..

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