Malawi reported 70 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases to 273, Chairperson for the Presidential Committee on Coronavirus, John Phuka, announced Friday.
Phuka told the local media that 64 of the confirmed new cases are from Malawian returning home from South Africa in hired buses while the other 6 are from Lilongwe, Blantyre and the southern border district of Nsanje.
Malawi had so far reported four COVID-19 deaths with 42 recoveries, according to Phuka.
There are fears that the pandemic in Malawi might escalate to unmanageable levels as hundreds of Malawians are returning home from South Africa, a country with the high risk of COVID-19.
The country’s Secretary for Health once warned that COVID-19 has the potential of killing some 50,000 Malawians before it subdues if no strict measures to stop the spread of the pandemic are followed. Enditem