A Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Soldier has become the seventeenth person to die of Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Joshua Malango confirmed the development on Saturday Morning.
Malango said the Soldier Major Chiumia who was the deputy principal of MDF Army secondary school died this morning at Kameza Covid-19 Quarantine Centre in Blantyre.
Meanwhile, the country has a total number of 1498 confirmed cases of Covid-19 including 317 recoveries.
President Chakwera has urged Malawians to be cautious to prevent the spread of the virus. His government has put on new measures that promotes social distancing including limiting number of people that will attend his inauguration ceremeony