Renowned golf coach, Dingaan Chirwa, has gone into self-isolation after testing positive to Covid-19.
Chirwa said he was not worried with the test results, saying he was hopeful of surviving.
“I have decided to make results of my test public so that my contacts can also get tested and take the necessary measures. As such, I encourage everyone who was in contact with me over the past two weeks to get tested as well. There is no need to panic because despite the pandemic being deadly, the nation has recorded more than 1,000 recoveries,” he said.
Golf Union of Malawi president Hudson Kantwanje, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said coronavirus had negatively impacted on the golf community.
“We lost ex-captain of Zomba Gymkhana Club, Eng. Edward Mbesa who succumbed to Covid-19 on 20th July 2020. In addition, national golf Coach Dingaan Kelvin Chirwa has tested positive to Covid-19. He is currently isolated in line with Ministry of Health guidelines and receiving care and treatment,” reads part of the statement.
Kantwanje also urged people who have been in contact with Chirwa to go for testing.
The sports sector has lost several lives to the pandemic, including former Be Forward Wanderers and Malawi national football team legend Kannock ‘Bruno’ Munde and John Chiutsi, who was Blantyre District Sports Officer.