By Daniel Namwini
Lilongwe, April 23, Mana: Minister of Health and Population (MoH), Jappie Mhango said the country has registered 10 cases of Covid-19 from Kaliyeka area in Lilongwe within the last 24 hours.
The Minister disclosed the development on Thursday during the Media briefing on Covid-19 updates in Lilongwe.
“We had followed contacts and collected 24 samples and out of these 10 were confirmed to be positive. We have 33 cases and out these three have died, three recovered and 27 active cases. All the active cases are in mild conditions,” Mhango disclosed.
He pointed out that the country has registered a third death to Covid-19; sadly the case that was confirmed on Tuesday has passed on Wednesday at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH).
The Minister added that the Ministry was still on the ground to ensure that all contacts are followed up and that all active cases are managed.
He reminded the public to continue with practicing the preventive measures and these include staying home when sick, and consult medical provider immediately if they experience severe symptoms.
“People should cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
“People should avoid close contact with people who are visibly sick with flu-like symptoms fever, cough, and sneeze,” the Minister said.
Mhango said if soap and water are not available, people should use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to fight against the spreading of the virus.
He assured Malawians that they should know that all deaths from Coronavirus and other similar diseases are handled by health care workers.