By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Malawi’s Minister of Transport, Sidik Mia, is self-isolating after getting infected with the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) disease.
Mia, who is also the Deputy President of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), took the COVID-19 test after a loss of the sense of taste and smell which are symptoms of the disease.
“I wish to inform you that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have self-isolated at home. I have mild symptoms and my condition is very stable,” said Mia in a statement posted on his Facebook page.
“I advise anyone who has been in close contact with me these past days to please get tested. I urge you all dear friends to please adhere to the COVID safety guidelines.”
The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Madalitso Kazombo also confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Malawi now has 1,407 active COVID-19 cases from less than 100 three weeks ago.