Government has Cancelled the Independence cerebration and also inauguration of the new President elect Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice Saulos Chilima due to the extreme rise of the Covid 19 pandemic within a short period of time.
President Lazarus Chakwera made a public address to the Nation from his house in Lilongwe suggesting that instead of a Multitude gathering at Bingu Stadium in the inauguration will rather take place with a small number of people in attendance as a precaution measures to avoid speeding of the vius.
A few days ago UTM president Dr Saulos Chilima lost his personal secretary due to Covid 19 and Alliance for Democracy AFORD executive member Frank Mwenefumbo has been hospitalized due to the pandemic.
According to a statement from the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Malawi has registered highest number of cases within 24 hours with 129 new Cases bringing total recorded cases to 1742 with two new deaths.
Of the new cases, 48 are from Lilongwe, 41 from Blantyre, 15 from Mzuzu, 10 from Mzimba South,
four in Mwanza, two each from Mangochi, Nkhata
bay, Balaka and Thyolo, one each from Neno, Zomba and Dedza.
Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 1742 cases
including 19 deaths, 317 recoveries and 1406 active cases.
The country has so far conducted 16,807 COVID-19
tests in 39COVID-19 testing sites.