First Covid-19 case in Northern Region confirmed

The first coronavirus case in the Northern Region has been registered in Karonga.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has announced this at a press brief he had at Mzuzu Central Hospital this morning.

Mhango said the patient is a 27-year-old who recently travelled from Tanzania.

“The patient was in self-quarantine after arriving in the country but after some time he started showing some symptoms and tests came out positive,” said Mhango.

The new case means Malawi has recorded 34 cases and out of that number 3 have passed away, 4 have recovered and 28 still are still active.

“It is a worrisome development that people are taking the disease lightly,” said Mhango.

He then thanked some churches which have stopped conducting services after the government banned church gatherings. The minister mentioned the Roman Catholic, Muslims and Anglican Church.

He reminded Malawians to keep on following preventative measures such as washing hands frequently, not touching face and avoid hand shaking.

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2 Comments

  1. Why is the border still open ot takes 2 weeks maximum for a person to get to the pick of the disease and 3 weeks from showing symptoms to death. Is the government responsible to keeping the borders open or the border is kept open because that where ogula ntchito amadyela. 60 000 people dead in usa..simply because they kept their boarders open their have put 2triilion dollars into the economy and 6 million people have lost their jobs because the government didnt close their boarder
    For a disease to travel from wuhan China to mzuzu or chikwawa it takes some stupid decision maker to keep the borders open.. then trying to ask us to keep our doors shut and stay inside. WHY DID U NOT KEEP THE GATE CLOSED . ITS EITHER U CLOSE THE BOARDER IN TIME OR LOSE A REGION IF TOO LATE. U WILL CLOSE A WHILE DISTRICT IF EVEN TOO LATE INSTEQD OF CLOSING THEN FRONT GATE OF THE HOUSES OF INFECTED U WILL CLOSE THE WHOLSE COUNTRY. IN EUROPE OR US THE GOVT IS LOCKING DOWN AS A LAST RESOURT AFTER TRYING FIRST TO 1. QUARANTINE THE FIRST 500 VICTIMS IN MEDICAL CENTRES TO MOVE THEM AWAY FROM PUBLIC. 2. AFTER QUARANTINED WAS OUTNUMBERED AND DIDNT WORK GOVERNMENT ASKED THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS TO SELF ISOLATE AT HOME AND THEN BE ADMITTED AFTER 7 DAYS. 3
    LAST RESORT GOVERNMENT ASKED EVERYONE TO SELF ISOLATE I
    E.I GO INTO LOCKDOWN. AND ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY FINANCIAL PACKAGE TO RELEASE THE ECONOMY. IN MALAWI THE GOVTMENT KEEPT THE BORDER OPEN FOR INCOMING PASSENGERS FROM UK..ITALY..US..SPAIN..CHINA .. THEN WANT TO CLOSE YOUR BEDROOM DOOR WITHOUT A CHANCE OF U GOING TO THE TOWN TO HUSSLE FOR FOOD. LOCKDOWN IS POSIBLE FOR OLEMELA ITS EASY.

  2. Mr Mhango nasoni mlije, what kind of stupidity ministers that we deployed them to government and only benefit themselves not all northern region? Garimoto zato ku central mumapakila pati ku mzuzu central? You not a shamed of your home district big hospital msewu ndi bawu yeniyeni even kopakila kulibe tar mark since bakili left. Mapoto hozi tayala kulowalose. How can you be stupidity like that

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