New COVID-19 cases raise concerns in Malawi

Rising cases of COVID-19 in Malawi have raised health concerns in the country.

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Authorities announced that 7 new cases have been recorded in Nsanje District in the Southern Region of the country over the weekend.

Health Promotion Officer at the Nsanje District Health Office, George Mbotwa, said measures are in place to meet senior health officials at the Ministry of Health headquarters in the capital Lilongwe on January 16 to address the issue.

It is still unknown whether the new cases were imported from neighbouring Mozambique which shares borders with Malawi.

According to Nyasa Times, the disease killed over 1000 Malawians between 2020 and 2021 before the containment of same with vaccines introduced by the World Health Organisation and other donors.

Many Malawi citizens have expressed concern about the development, the report said.

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