New COVID-19 cases raise concerns in Malawi

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

1aa0ada2 497b 42cd 82f3 f6d3841d17d9

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.

More from Qonversations

News

Papua New Guinea

Landslide kills dozens in Papua New Guinea

News

Sean Kingson Instagram

Rapper Sean Kingston and mother arrested on fraud and theft charges following Florida mansion raid

News

0004b631 56b9 4634 8e8d b7d812e39ce8

Pope clears sainthood for Italian millennial known as ‘God’s influencer’

News

Kirui

Kenyan mountaineer dies in quest for Everest Summit

Front of mind