Malawi president Peter Mutharika confirmed that the country had recorded three cases of COVID-19. They are the first recorded cases in the southern African country.
President made the announcement in a Special Address to the Nation.
The president disclosed that all three cases were confirmed in Lilongwe. Mutharika said one of the patients is a 63-year-old who had recently travelled to India. The other two are her relation and her domestic worker.
A week ago, Mutharika declared a state of national disaster over the pandemic which continues to spread across the continent.
With Malawi officially becoming the 50th African country to be infected, there are four countries virus-free – Lesotho, Comoros, South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe.