Malawi’s government will strictly ensure everyone is complying with COVID-19 preventive measures in an effort to curb surging cases of the coronavirus, now averaging more than 200 a day, authorities say.
Figures released by Malawi’s Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 show the country confirmed 274 cases and four deaths Thursday — the highest figures in a single day since April when the country recorded its first three cases of the virus.
At a televised press conference Thursday, government authorities attributed the spike to an influx of returnees from South Africa and also a laxity in observing preventive measures imposed in May during the first wave of the coronavirus cases.
Charles Kalemba, principal secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, says the government will make sure everyone is adhering to the measures, which include mandatory wearing of face coverings in public places. (VOA )