Malawi Congress Party ( MCP) Member of Parliament for Karonga Central constituency Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda has died after he publicly announced he tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus.
According to a memo sent to members of Parliament and staff, Mwalwanda passed on at Kamuzu Central Hospital.
Leader of the House who is also Minister of Homeland Security and MCP Director of Youth, Richard Chimwendo Banda, has confirmed that Mwalwanda was “hospitalised and suddenly died.”
Recently, the late Mwalwanda posted on his facebook page that he had tested positive of Coronavirus amid a sharp rise in the number of virus cases in the country.
Mwalwanda’s political rival Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo who is likely going to replace him in a by election said “my thoughts and condolences are with the family at this difficult and distressing time.”
The sharp rise in the number of cases has been attributed to the June 23 court-sanctioned presidential election re-run where thousands of Malawians ignored health measures and social distancing rules to attend political rallies.
Experts also blame people, who returned from foreign countries mainly from South Africa responsible for the spike in pandemic cases. As of July 12, more than 1,900 people arrived in the country form, South Africa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :