People urged to be vigilant amid COVID-19 surge

Amid rising deaths and cases of people testing positive for COVID-19, people in the country have been urged to personally consider a serious approach towards curbing the spread of the deadly Virus.

The advice has been relayed following an increase in local transmission which has also negatively impacted health personnel who are on the frontline fighting the pandemic.

According to a health expert Dr. Gama Bandawe, the development is worrying and that it now time for every individual to personally take COVID-19 preventive measures seriously.

“It is unfortunate that as the country grapples with the fight against the pandemic, our frontline health personnel are also testing positive for the virus which is worrying and a setback,” said Dr. Bandawe.

Dr. Bandawe has YONECO that if the country`s medics continue contracting the virus, the country risks plunging into a stern health crisis.

“If the situation continues at the pace we are, there are growing fears that we will encounter a serious health predicament,” he warned.

So far, Malawi has a total number of 3709 people who have tested positive for the virus ever since the outbreak COVID-19 in April this year.

As of Monday night, the country had registered 45 new COVID-19 cases, 22 new recoveries, and four new deaths. Two of the new deaths occurred in Lilongwe and one each in Mzimba South and Karonga.

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