Malawi COVID-19 cases rise to 82 as 10 new cases reported

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LILONGWE, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Malawi reported 10 more COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the cumulative total of the pandemic to 82.

Jappie Mhango, minister of Health and Population, said the 10 cases include Tanzanian fuel tanker driver who entered Malawi recently to deliver fuel.

Malawi has recorded three deaths since the first cases were confirmed and 27 recoveries have been recorded, according to the minister.

The capital, Lilongwe, continues to lead with 30 cases followed by Blantyre city which has 24 cases.

Meanwhile, Secretary for Health, Dan Namalika, has warned that if there is time to stop the spread the pandemic, it is now before the situation gets out of hand.

"The capacity of our referral hospitals is just up to 1,000 beds each, so it's obvious that the pandemic would collapse our health system," he said. Enditem

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