Chakwera calls for more Covid19 caution , only 20000 people to grace July 6 celebrations

The state president of Malawi Dr Lazarus Chakwera has dispelled some common misconceptions about the Covid-19 pandemic and urged Malawians to exercise caution and follow all recommended precutionary measures. He made the call at the a special address to the nation on Saturday morning.

Chakwera says the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) has gotten worse in the past three weeks.

Chakwera addressing the nation

He said more than 75 percent of the coronavirus-related deaths have occured in the past three weeks.

He further said the rate of local transmission has also risen in the past three weeks.

Ahead of the inauguration ceremony and 6 July cerebrations on Monday, President Chakwera said only 20 thousand people will attend the event at the 40,000 capacity Bingu National Stadium.

This, he says, is to ensure that social distance is observed and that everyone will have to wear cloth masks and sanity their hands.