Malawi register 45 new Covid-19 cases, death toll now at 13

The Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic  announced that as of Friday 26th June, 2020, Malawi had registered 45 new virus cases.

Phuka: Local Covid-19 cases increase

This has brought a number of total confirmed cases to 1005.

So far, 13 deaths have been registered with the latest one being that of a 56 year old man who died at Kameza Treatment Centre in Blantyre.

So far there are 732 total active cases, 260 recoveries while 12,578 tests have been conducted at 41 Covid-19 testing centres.

Out of all the locally transmitted infections, 28 are from Blantyre, two rom Mzimba of which one is a Health Care Worker and one each from Mzuzu, Rumphi and Karonga.

According to Co-Chairperson of the Presidential Task Force John Phuka, out of 1005 Covid-19 cases, 624 are imported infections and 348 are locally transmitted.

Meanwhile, Phuka has pleaded with all Malawians to continue observing Covid-19 preventative measures such as putting on masks, washing hands frequently and observe social distancing.

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Malawians love action. It’s about to get action packed. Wafa wafa

President Chisokonezo
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President Chisokonezo

Now tavota welcome lockdown.

Kat
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Kat

Never. Not until monthly food packages are distributed.

Dorothina Jumbe
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Dorothina Jumbe

Dr. John Phuka is a nutritionist. What do you expect from a person who is NOT a Public Health specialist to lead a battle that require very basic Public Health procedures. How could he and his bunch of fools allow so many cases to enter Malawi?? It beats me! If indeed, Malawi had decided to take in it’s citizen’s, then they should have made proper arrangements on how the people would be properly quarantined. It’s so sad they allowed people from a Covid 19 prevalent region (that’s against basic public health procedures) into Malawi without such arrangements. This was premeditated.… Read more »

Nyaude
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Nyaude

Surely shame on you…Do you know what it takes to be a be a doctor? Phuka my classmate has always been beyond reach…Machende ako

Dorothina Jumbe
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Dorothina Jumbe

Just because he is your classmate does not mean he is a nutritionist and that he is doing something he not trained or is an expert in. The fact that you are using vulgar language, is an indication that JUST like your classmate, you are not smart.

Chakwera
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Chakwera

You are a foolish maggot

Wonder
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Wonder

Maybe if you do not know, under international law a country cannot deny a citizen to re-enter his own country otherwise they will be stateless? The irony of this issue is that you were trying to discredit somebody who holds a certain position while revealing your ignorance on basic human rights?

Now, crawl back to the little hole you came out of.

Mushaka Desire
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Mushaka Desire

Your hatred for Dr John Phuka is uncalled for. In the first place he did not appoint himself. Don’t be jealousy. John is in the first place, a medical doctor. He studied all aspects of medicine before specializing in nutrition. He has sufficient knowledge of public health to contribute to policy development and management.
The committee on COVID-19 is still working. Not everybody in that committee is a politician. The other members are still relevant and are working.
Keep up the good work, John. Don’t give ear to the haters.

Dennis Boris
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Dennis Boris

It’s not hatred, I suppose, it is called being professional. Ask a plumber to do plumbing and painter to do painting. I side with Dorothina. Why have people specialize, if you can still have a GP do the work that a specialist is supposed to be good at and better at it. DON’T defend things purely on allegiance or loyalty. NO country can develop with that spirit. He is a Doctor, yes, but he can do certain things and he can’t certain things. The Covid 19 response require someone with Advanced public health training. John, my advice, don’t accept this… Read more »

Mushaka Desire
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Mushaka Desire

Dennis, who says nutrition specialists are not necessarily in the management of Covid 19? The pandemic requires a multi sectoral approach. Public health specialists are needed as are nutritionists, statisticians, demographers, epidemiologists etc.
Do not be short sighted and myopic. A Chairman is just a first among equals. So my defense is premised on a point of knowledge

Tom Phiri
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Tom Phiri

Does JB still maintain there is no COVID-19? What a former president? She was only accidental afterall.

Dorothina Jumbe
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Dorothina Jumbe

In a sense, there were extremely few cases in Malawi until a decision was made by the so called rubbish presidential committee to import cases. Malawi had cases way before November actually, but the numbers were manageable. You need so many cases for this virus to start to exponentially rise. In a sense, JB was not entirely wrong!!

Malume
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Malume

…but she was wrong 🤣😁

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