Govt Suspends Voter Registration Over Coronavirus Fears

Mhango addressing the media

Malawi government has cancelled voter registration process with immediate effect in order to protect citizens from Covid-19 which has so far killed one person in the country.

The registration process started on Saturday, 4 April in some districts across the country in redness for the 2 July Presidential elections.

The government has also banned Church and Market meetings with immediate effect from Friday.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango said the fight against coronavirus needs collective efforts.

Mhango also confirmed three new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to eight, including one death.

COVID-19, which is now a global issue, was first discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China.

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