Malawi has put 62 people on surveillance to determine if they might have contracted the Coronavirus.
Chief of Health Services in the Ministry of Health Dr. Charles Mwansambo has just made the announcement this afternoon at a media orientation workshop on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lilongwe.
“These people are currently in self-quarantine. Out of these,10 are in Blantyre and 52 are in Lilongwe,” he said.
Dr. Mwansambo has, however, urged Malawians not to panic as the people being closely monitored were screened before being let go.
“All the people were screened using World Health Organisation (WHO) approved standards,” he added.
The Coronavirus disease first broke out in Wuhan, China late last year.
The disease has spread beyond China and Asia.
Currently, Malawi and Chinese governments have suspended inflow of citizens to either countries as a way to arrest further spread of the disease.