More than 20, 000 girls fell pregnant from March to August this year, while 12, 000 girls have married

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Government has attributed the rise in teenage pregnancies and child marriages to the closure of schools due to Covid-19.

Speaking in Mzuzu, Director of Child Development Affairs in the Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social welfare McKnight Kalanda said government is working with other partners in supporting the teen mothers and rescuing the children from marriages.

In 2019, Malawi registered 10 000 teen pregnancies and about 5000 child marriages during the same period.

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