Youths Urged to Lead Fight Against COVID-19

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Youths in the country has been urged to take a leading role in the fight against novel coronavirus pandemic.

The call was made by UTM Party’s Campaign Director Felix Njawala when distributing Face Masks organised by UTM Youth Wing in Mwanza district.

He said the fight against the pandemic needs collaborative effort as everyone is a victim.

As of yesterday, the country had registered 60 new COVID-19 cases, 69 new recoveries, and two new deaths, according to Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.

The Taskforce says the new deaths were a 20-year-old female from Blantyre and a 75-year-old male from Ntchisi who died in Lilongwe.

According to the Taskforce, all 60 new cases were locally transmitted infections: 27 were from Blantyre, 15 from Mzimba South, 13 from Nkhotakota, two each from Chiradzulu, and Nkhata Bay, and one from Balaka.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 5,382 cases including 168 deaths. Of these cases, 1,091 are imported infections and 4,291 are locally transmitted.

Cumulatively, 2,998 cases have now recovered bringing the total number of active cases to 2,216. The average age of the cases is 36.6 years, the youngest case being aged 1 month, the oldest being 98 years old and 68% are male. The country has so far conducted 42,015 COVID-19 tests in 45 COVID-19 testing sites of which 541 tests have been done in the past 24 hours.