The invisible killer Coronavirus is fast spreading “all over Malawi” and “faster than before”, the country’s new President Lazarus Chakwera said in what was billed as a special address to the nation.
In a brief message, he underlined that things can be summed up in five words: “Malawi, we have a situation”.
The President made an indication that even though the country has only around 1,400 people who have tested positive, almost half of the cases came in the last three weeks.
He continued in his statement that the virus is now spreading within the community rather than coming from outside.
He added that some restrictions will be declared next week, but acknowledged that a balance had to be struck with maintaining livelihoods.