Malawi has just recorded three positive cases of coronavirus, Face Of Malawi has learnt.

This was made known on Thursday during a special address that President Peter Mutharika held from Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.

According to Mutharika, the confirmed cases are a Malawian of Asian origin who travelled to India, her relative and their maid.

“We now have three confirmed cases of coronavirus Malawi. The first affected case is a female from Lilongwe who had recently returned from India. She was in self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Malawi but later became symptomatic.

“The second case is a relative to the index patient while the third case is a domestic worker in their household,” said Mutharika.

He added that the government is providing initial care and medical management for the three cases.

“We are also tracing all close contacts and requiring them to go into quarantine for 14 days where they can be observed,” said Mutharika.

The President’s Address to the Nation lasted one minute and 23 seconds on MBCTV.

Just today, neighboring Zambia recorded one death due to coronavirus. According to reports, Zambia has 39 positive coronavirus cases.

More to follow….

 

 

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