Former president Dr Joyce Banda has accused Malawi government of playing with Covid-19 figures and abusing resources meant for the fight against the pandemic in the country.

Banda made the remarks during Tonse Alliance rally at Njamba freedom park in Blantyre.

She said the government imported dead bodies from South Africa just to increase number of coronavirus deaths.

They have imported a dead body from South Africa to increase the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country, so that people will be scared ahead of the fresh presidential elections,” alleged Banda.

Former president assured Malawians that “Covid-19 is real but the way this country is handling corona virus resources leaves a lot to be desired.”

“The way government is abusing Covid-19 funds from the donor community is disheartening as much is being spent on allowances than for the intended purposes”.

She added that the government should have employed heath workers, buying drugs and other medical equipment needed in the fight against corona virus.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has risen to 101 as 18 new cases have been recorded in the past 48 hours.

According to Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, 13 of the cases are Malawians who returned from Zimbabwe and were tested at Mwanza border and two are truck drivers.

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