Malawi gets 35,000 Covid-19 testing kits

By Sarah Mlozoa

The Ministry of Health says it is expecting about 10,000 covid-19 testing kits to arrive in the country on Tuesday from Ethiopia.

Speaking to YFM, the line minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said all testing sites have testing kits that might cater for a period of two weeks.

“I have been in touch with our directors at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Kamuzu Central Hospital and Mzuzu Central Hospital, they have confirmed that they are still doing the tests,” she said.

“We are expecting about 10,000 testing kits from Ethiopia with the help from African Union and 25,000 kits from Europe that will start arriving in the country on Tuesday.”

Chiponda also said though the testing kits may not tally with the country`s population Malawians should not lose hope

She further urged Malawians to continue adhering to covid-19 preventive measures so as to combat the pandemic.

“It should be a responsibility for each and every one by following all the preventive measures for us to fight covid-19,” Chiponda said.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 has claimed at least 62 lives with 1777 active cases.

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