Malawi Closes Borders due to COVID-19 Resurgence

Malawi announced that it will close its borders for 14 days and restrict public gatherings to 100 people after several COVID-19 cases reemerged.

Malawi announced that it will close its borders for 14 days and restrict public gatherings to 100 people after several COVID-19 cases reemerged.

“The only people who will be allowed through the entry border posts are Malawians deported from other countries, those returning home, and providers of essential services,” announced Information Minister Gospel Kazako.

Dr. John Phuka, chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, said that the closure of borders for the next two weeks was implemented along with restricting gatherings to control the spread of imported COVID-19 cases.

Malawi’s Health Ministry said that 46 new cases were reported after being virus-free for almost two months.

Malawi has opened its airports land borders last October after the number of virus cases declined.

Phuka said the imported cases came from 302 Malawians who returned home from South Africa last week.

Malawi’s total number of infections is now 6,248, with 187 deaths.


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