COVID-19 Deaths Hit 71

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Novel coronavirus pandemic has killed 71 people in the country, the reconstituted Presidential Taskforce on the pandemic says.

According to Minister of Health who is also the Co Chairperson for Taskforce Khumbize Chiponda, the 7 of the total deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours (between Monday and Tuesday) when briefing the Media at Bingu International Conventional Centre (BICC) Tuesday.

Two days ago, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi Dr Saulos had tested negative for COVID-19.

Chilima disclosed the status on his official Facebook page.

“Earlier in the day, I again went for tests as guided by the health personnel two weeks ago when I was first tested. I have again tested negative. Together let us fight and defeat COVID-19,” he said

Chilima expressed worry as the pandemic continues to kill many people in the country.

“The upsurge in COVID-19 cases continues to be alarming and frightening in our country. Over 50 people have succumbed to the disease so far. May their souls Rest In Peace,” Chilima said.

The Vice President urged Malawians to continue following precautionary measures to defeat the disease.

“Once again, I urge you to continue washing hands regularly, practicing respiratory hygiene, keeping social distance, putting on masks as well as following home remedies that are being recommended by health experts but most importantly by getting tested for COVID-19,” he said.

Cumulatively, the country has confirmed 3149 cases of COVID-19.