Nkhatabay couple tests Covid-19 positive: Malawi cases rise to 65

Malawi has registered two more cases if the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Nkhata Bay district, a couple that returned from Tanzania recently, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has disclosed.

Minister Mhango confirmed the new cases

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Mhango said a 33-year-old man and 35-year-old woman from Chigwere village in Nkhata Bay returned to Malawi from Tanzania using a boat through uncharted route by crossing Lake Malawi.

After being tipped by the surrounding community, the district health officials took their samples to Mzuzu Central Hospital for testing, where it was found that they are positive to Covid-19.

The officials according to the minister are tracing anyone who had contact with the two.

Meanwhile, Mhango has disclosed that Blantyre has opened two Covid-19 laboratory centres that include Blantyre dream Lab and Queen Elizabeth hospital lab.

Malawi now has 65 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 24 patients who have recovered and three deaths.

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2 years ago

This disease looks real.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Open more laboratories in all districts.Please Ministers of Malawi ndi president,I don’t know how your minds think.Karonga,Rumphi,chitipa, Likoma and chidzumulu,Nkhotakota,Salima,Nkhata bay, Mangochi, Machinga,Zomba , Thyolo ,Nsanje,chikwawa,Ntcheu,Dedza , Lilongwe,Mchinji, Kasungu Mzimba and Blantyre people from other countries can enter Malawi easily.Put enough measures.Mafigure akachuluka mudzasowatu chochita.Zomakhala atsogoleri woti ndima slow thinkers,sibwino anthu atha kuvulala.Kodi asilikali sangamathe ku pangama patrols panyanjapo.Malawians don’t forget to wear a mask in all public places to save lives.

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
2 years ago

Maboma onsetu. Malwi ndiwamngono. Almost every district ili ku border ochepa okha komanso ochepawo Ali less than four hour travel from the border.

Inkosi Mahoka
Inkosi Mahoka
2 years ago

It seems the number of covid 19 cases is increasing in the country with many being imported cases.Immigration and police have more work to do then.I herd someone(An official) saying that cold weather is coming zifikapo…..Was this person meaning that alot of Malawians come home during the cold season???

Malawi belong to the citizens
Reply to  Inkosi Mahoka

He meant that the coronavirus flourish in cold weather.The virus enjoys cold weather.The virus transmission increases in cold weather more than in summer or hot weather.The virus can quickly die in summer/hot weather than in cold weather.Kumakhala ndizovala zozitetezera kumphepo.

Destroyer of liars
2 years ago

@Malawi belongs to the citizens, you are very correct. Its during the cold season that most of us in Malawi do sneeze. To us this is normal sneezing but this time around with Covid-19 we shall become victims and increase the statistics of Covid-19 sufferers. We really need to keep ourselves warm.

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