COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi
|COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China via India|
|Arrival date||2 April 2020|
(2 years and 4 weeks)
The COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Malawi on 2 April 2020. It has spread to all the districts of the country.
President Peter Mutharika confirmed the country's first three cases of coronavirus disease 2019 on 2 April. The three cases include a Malawian of Asian origin who travelled back from India, her relative and their housemaid.
On 7 April, the first death from the infection was reported.
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- "Just In: Malawi Registers First Covid-19 Death". FaceofMalawi.com. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.