Schools to remain Open despite rise in Covid cases

Minister of Health Hon Khumbize Chiponda

Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says schools will remain open amidist rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The minister was speaking at a Press briefing in Lilongwe where she said Government is continuously monitoring the situation on a day to day basis.

The minister disclosed that so far, 13 cases have been registered in universities, 3 cases in primary schools, 23 cases in secondary schools and 19 cases in Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs).

According to Chiponda, all cases are being managed in isolation centres within the schools.

In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered 104 new Covid-19 cases taking the total number of cases recorded to 35,219.

1,178 people have so far died in the country since the start of the pandemic last year.