COVID-19: Malawi confirms first three cases

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President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika

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.

 

Chidi Nwoke.