Covid-19 Protocols Keeping Malawi Cholera Cases In Check

A health expert has predicated a drop in cholera cases for 2020, thanks to the Covid-19 protocols. Maziko Matemba, one of the leading commentators on health matters has said the cleanliness which goes with Covid-19 preventive measures, will push the cholera cases down. In the 2017-2018 period, there were 939 cases and 32 deaths, while during the 2018-2019 cholera period, the country registered 26 cases and one death. Other health experts have lauded the clean-up campaign launched by President Lazarus Chakwera in Lilongwe, the epicentre of the cholera epidemic in 2019. Malawi has 6040 positive Covid-19 cases, 5471 recoveries and 189 deaths.

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