The Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has put on lockdown Area 9 compound following three covid-19 cases registered in the compound on Thursday.
Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika confirmed the first three cases of Covid-19 on Thursday from a single household in Lilongwe.
In a communiqué dated 4th April, the council said that Lilongwe District Health Office and others concerned stakeholders met on Friday where it was agreed that the compound should be on lockdown.
“Since all three confirmed cases are in one compound,only that compound will for now be on lockdownand the DHO will ensure that all protocols are strictly being followed,” reads the communiqué in part
In a related development, Minister of Health and Population Jappie Mhango on Saturday confirmed a fourth case of coronavirus in the country.
Mhango, who is the chairperson for a special cabinet committee for coronavirus made the confirmation on Saturday in Lilongwe at a Press Briefing.
According to Mhango, the patient recently traveled to the United Kingdom (UK) and was in self-isolation for 14 days in Blantyre before testing positive.
COVID-19, which is now a global issue, was first discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China.