Increased Cases in Malawi
Over the last week Malawi has seen a huge rise in the number of daily cases of Covid-19, with 2500 in the first 11 days of this new year, resulting in 235 deaths. Of these were 2 high-ranking government officials; the Minister of Local Government and the Minister of Transport. As directed by the President of Malawi they are currently in a period of mourning (3 days) for the loss of death they have had recently – flying their national flags at half-mast.
Additionally, on the 12th January 2021, Malawi announced a state of national disaster, seeking assistance from the international community, the UN, NGO’s and the private sector in order to aid contributions towards the present challenges of the pandemic.