Mzuzu registers second Covid-19 patient: Malawi cases rise to 38

There has been a new case of coronavirus in northern city of Mzuzu, bringing the total cases in Malawi to 38, including some recoveries and three deaths, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has confirmed on Saturday.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango said the case was confirmed by a laboratory at Mzuzu Central Hospital

Mhango said new case has been confirmed by a laboratory at Mzuzu Central Hospital.

“The new Mzuzu patient is a 35-year-old woman,” said Mhango.

He said the Mzuzu woman had contact with the  Covid-19 deceased person  from Lilongwe.

Mhango further said health workers are tracing all the contacts of this person so that they can be isolated, followed up and tested for COVID-19

In a related development, community of  Habitat and area 1B township in Luwinga has burn to ashes mattresses and beds meant for Covid 19 patients in Mzuzu.

According to one of the protesters Yohane Mkandawire, the community is against the government decision to use the Luwinga technical centre as an isolation site for covid 19 patients.

“This technical centre is very close to the people around and there is no phase to cover it on top of that much has not been done to sensitize the community about this new pandemic we just hear it from the radios, as such we can not allow Covid-19 patients near us,” said Mkandawire.

So far, Lilongwe has registered 23 cases with two deaths while Blantyre has recorded nine cases with one death. Mzuzu has two cases. Chikwawa, Zomba, Nkhotakota, and Karonga have registered one case each, respectively.

On March 12 2020, World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic.

President Peter Mutharika on March 20 2020 declared a State of Disaster.

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Chakwela Vs Chilima
9 months ago

Watumbuka mufwenge, too much makani. This is all Kenyata Nyirenda‘s doing.

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
9 months ago

Some countries presidents are negotiating to buy medicine from Madagascar. Where is our own?

Chakwex Matama fake Accent

Tikamanena kuti palibe munthu opanda nzeru ngati Mtumbuka,amangokokelana. Ndizimenezi. Umbuli at every single level. Even if they become doctors there is nothing they have to show for it, amangokhala zitsilu Kuwaya waya mu lilongwe ndi Blantyre. Ku mzuzu ndi mbola. Why burn a Covid Center? What’s the logic here? Vindere vakufikapo!! Every solution ends in violence burning that small town. It’s pathetically small I tell you if you’ve never been there go and see. So small it should be called a trading Center.Every president understands its a waste of money to build there, the place is full of savages, anthu… Read more »

Drogba
9 months ago

Koma guys, pena anthu aku Mzuzu mumachenjera mopusa. Timothy Mtambo, Harry Mkandawire, Trapence etc amakupusisani. You.mean COVID patients staying in.Mzuzu cannot be kept within Mzuzu ? Your fellow Tumbuka in that matter ? Wa.ku Mzalayingwe ? Mukufuna atumbuka.a covid azipita ku Lilongwe ?Kupusatu kumeneku guys. Why do you people this ignorant and believe that violence is the only solution to anything ? What is wrong with that.place in Luwinga ? The place is fenced, gate diii, and houses are.just opposite.tue.main road. What.is difference between that place with.this.one pa Kameza akupangilapo quarantine anthu.ena ? And by going inside the building where… Read more »

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago
Reply to  Drogba

Atumbuka can be stupid and foolish at times

Maunits
Maunits
9 months ago

Is this committee still stealing covid money I thought it was dissolved because ofb the thieves Mr Muthalika team.

wat
wat
9 months ago

Ok now these patients can sleep on the floor. Pat yourselves on the back Mzuzu. Well done

Chimbiya
9 months ago
Reply to  wat

kkkkkkkk atumbuka opusa

Chimbiya
9 months ago
Reply to  Chimbiya

Atubuka wopusa kuposa a Galatia

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago

Just say the woman had sexual contacts too with dudha.

Pedegu
Pedegu
9 months ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

Hahahaha

Mpakaten
9 months ago

DPP wants genocide to take place so that they get rid of the Northerners. I am surprised that Jappie Mhango and Vuwa Kaunda allowed Luwinga as a location for COVID -19 patients. Did Mzizu city approve this?

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago
Reply to  Mpakaten

I think you people are very stupid. You want isolation centre for you to be in Dowa?

Destroyer of liars
9 months ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

Why Dowa when we have more land in the North than any other region? Some people use their emotions instead of brain to think. Do you know how close this isolation centre is to residential areas? Don’t just bark like a rabid dog you blood nincompoop. Ngati ndiwe chiswa B kaswe B la abale ako.

Vimbuli
9 months ago
Reply to  Mpakaten

Koma sumakomoka iwe?

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
9 months ago
Reply to  Mpakaten

On the contrary, it is blocking of lockdown that is to blame. When the court made that ruling, nort had not registered any case. If it were now, the court would have made a different ruling.

Chimbiya
9 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Kkkkkk amafuna anthu a ku mwera ndi pakati tithe kaye kut mwina angalamulire dziko, atumbuku opusa kuposa a galatia

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