The coronavirus is still spreading; Those experiencing serious symptoms to promptly have COVID-19 test—Dr. Phuka

* 158 new COVID-19 cases registered, 53 new recoveries, 15 new deaths * Of the new cases, 156 are local transmissions with Blantyre having highest at 54 followed by 50 from Lilongwe * In the past 24 hours, 20 cases were hospitalised and 17 discharged * A total of 171 active cases are hospitalised; Blantyre highest at 52 followed by 39 in Lilongwe, 20 in Mzimba North * Of the 15 new COVID-19 related deaths registered, five are from…

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Chiradzulu COVID-19 private citizen response initiative to continue mobilizing funds to address district hospital’s water challenges

* As first consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies delivered * “Chiradzulu District Hospital has numerous problems which Government alone cannot solve” * lt largely depends on a borehole and a stream as sources of water * Since water from the utility provider is intermittent and not reliable By Duncan Mlanjira Members of the public whose origins are from Chiradzulu — in conjunction with their allies and other well-wishers — delivered the first consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies which they…

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Nsanje District Council refutes Nankhumwa’s allegations of missing COVID-19 funds

Nsanje District Hospital, the beneficiary of the funds * However, the K30 million COVID-19 funds were indeed misappropriated * The funds were taken under garnishee order by the court * They were used to pay compensation to people displaced by market construction By Duncan Mlanjira Nsanje District Council has refuted statement made by Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa on Thursday that alleged that Nsanje did not benefit from COVID-19 funds from government. During a press briefing held at Parliament…

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Covid Response Foundation presents over K10m worth of medical supplies to Queens Hospital

The team leaders at Queens By Duncan Mlanjira Covid Response Foundation, a private citizen initiative to fundraise towards procurement of COVID-19 medical equipment and supplies, presented the first batch worth over MK10 million to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital on Friday. A statement from the Foundation said the equipment was procured after careful consultation with Queens’ Dr. Kelvin Mponda on what was urgently required. The items presented on Friday are 3 patient monitors worth MK4.8 million; 6 patient trollies (MK810,000);…

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468 new COVID-19 recoveries from 2,030 tests done in past 24hrs

* 360 new cases recorded * 12 new COVID-19 related deaths * 20 discharged from treatment units * 162 currently admitted, 31 new By Duncan Mlanjira From 2,030 tests done in past 24 hours, the country registered 468 new COVID-19 recoveries, 360 new cases and 12 new related deaths. There were 20 people who were discharged from treatment units while 31 were hospitalised and currently, a total of 162 active cases are admitted with Lilongwe having the highest at…

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Malawian Liverpool Fan Club donates Fetal Dopplers to Queens Hospital

* Hightech equipment for monitoring fetuses in pregnant mothers * A response to COVID-19 to protect healthcare workers By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian Liverpool FC Fan Club on Friday donated 10 Fetal Dopplers valued at K1.4 million to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Fetal dopplers are hightech equipment for monitoring fetuses in pregnant mothers and this donation is very significant as it is a response to the observance of social distancing measure for the prevention of COVID-19. One of the Fan…

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Patel Samaj of Malawi donates essential PPEs to Blantyre City Council’s burial team

Dilip Kadiwar (left) and Kaushik Patel donate the PPEs to Kanjunjunju * Patel Samaj is a grouping of the Patel lineage community originally from Gujarat state of India By Duncan Mlanjira While emphasis on the fight against COVID-19 pandemic is on providing medical equipment for treatment units, Patel Samaj of Malawi has come in with a difference by donating essential personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Blantyre City Council’s burial team. Patel Samaj is a grouping of the Patel lineage community…

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Illovo Sugar applauded as a caring corporate partner for Chikwawa

* As the company presents K40m worth COVID-19 supplies * Illovo Sugar always supports other emergencies that affect the district * “Our healthcare workers will be better equipped to handle serious cases * Fake news affecting people’s late response for COVID-19 treatment * Communities encouraged to ignore fake news that portray negative picture of healthcare workers By Duncan Mlanjira Illovo Sugar Malawi Plc has been applauded as a caring corporate partner for Chikwawa when the company presented K40 million…

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Balaka COVID-19 Citizen Response set to present medical supplies to District Health Office

* First donation is worth MK1.6m * Items procured in liaison with DHO By Duncan Mlanjira Citizens with origins from Balaka, who initiated a fundraising campaign last January to procure COVID-19 medical supplies for District Health Office (DHO), are set to present the items on Wednesday. In conjunction with various wellwishers, the Balaka COVID-19 Citizen Response bought the first batch of equipment worth K1.644 million. The list of items purchased include 12 purse oximeters at K174,000; 2 infra thermos…

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155 new COVID-19 recoveries, 14 discharged from treatment units

* 11,756 cases have now recovered, 14,582 are active cases * 227 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours * Blantyre having highest at 88 followed by Lilongwe at 73 * There were 18 new related deaths — six from Blantyre, five from Lilongwe By Duncan Mlanjira The country has registered 155 new COVID-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number to 11,756 cases with 14,582 as active cases. Of those recovered are 14, who have been…

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