Malawi has recorded one more Covid-19 case in Karonga District, bringing the total number of cases to 34. This is the first case in the Northern Region.
Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, who addressed the press in Mzuzu Sunday, said the patient is a 27-year-old man who had travelled to Tanzania.
Mhango said the patient went into self-quarantine upon his return to Malawi.
“Six days after, he developed some signs, in particular, cough. So he invited our team to visit him. Samples were taken from him and were brought to Mzuzu Central Hospital and the result came out positive,” Mhango said.
Out of the 34 confirmed cases, 28 are still being monitored, three died while three others have recovered.
According to Mhango, over 7,000 people who came in the country are being followed up and where necessary tests are being conducted.
Meanwhile, Mhango has commended some churches in the country for complying with government’s directive of suspending church services.
“In particular, I would like to thank the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, Muslim Association of Malawi, the Lutheran Church of Malawi and a number of Pentecostal churches for complying with the government’s call to avoid congregating. The beauty about praying is that you can do it anywhere,” he said.
Malawi recorded its first three Covid-19 cases early this month. Lilongwe has the highest number of cases, at 22 while Blantyre has recorded eight with Nkhotakota, Chikwawa and Zomba recording a case each.