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Ntcheu registers 2 transfer-in cases of Covid-19

By: Maston Kaiya – Mana.

As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in the country, Ntcheu district on Wednesday added up two coronavirus cases to the national figure.

Ntcheu District Council Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Isaac Mbingwani said the two are among the people who recently returned from South Africa and are being quarantined at Kameza treatment center in Blantyre.

“They are among the returnees who tested positive to the disease. Both cases are stable and are currently on self-isolation in their respective homes,” said Dr. Mbingwani.

He said one is a 24 year old male from Manjawira while the other is a 26 year old female from Bilira in the district.

“Cumulatively, the district has now 3 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with the first one registered mid-May. All the confirmed cases in the district are imported from South Africa,” he added.

Dr. Mbingwani has sine called upon all people in the district to intensify their personal hygiene to limit local transmission.

According to Ntcheu District Covid-19 daily information update, 47 high risk travelers are so far on follow-up in the district.

As of Wednesday, Malawi has 369 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with four deaths and 51 recoveries while 314 cases are active.

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