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Some late news from Malawi

Jun 29, 2020

• Malawi remains one of the few nations in the world that has not yet gone into a Coronavirus lockdown.

• They are preparing for national elections this month, June 23, but there is a possibility of a postponement.

• There have been 547 cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Malawi with 6 deaths reported.

• Scientists are concerned with how Coronavirus will affect people with HIV, malnutrition, malaria, and other ailments prevalent in Malawi.

• Local market places and roadside sellers are facing declining business with a lack of customers as people fear contacting the disease.

Here are some things in Malawi's favor as they face the virus:

• Malawi is protected by a mild climate, which it is felt does not favor the virus.

• They have a population with an average age of 17 years old; it’s reported the virus is most deadly among the aged.

• · In Malawi 80 percent of people are already isolated - living in rural, largely self-sustaining farms.

Sidney Vaughn