By Wongani chipeta

His Excellency the President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has indicated that should schools pass a risk test, classes would be resuming from September, next month after a closure from March this year, amid the Covid19 pandemic threats.

Since the passing of winter period, Malawi has relatively been making strides after recording a number of recoveries. This has made some citizens and education partners resurface their calls for government to soften some measures including closure of airports and schools.

Dr Chakwera speaking in his weekly address, told the nation that governmet would be monitoring preparedness of each school on preventive measures before reopening.

He however stated that strict measures will be applied to control further spread of Coronavirus.

As of Saturday, 15th Augus, Malawi has recorded a total of 5,026 cases including 157 deaths. Out of these cases, 1,084 are imported infections and 3,942 are locally transmitted.

In total, Malawi has recorded 2,623 recoveries bringing the total number of active cases to 2,246.

The average age of the cases is 36.8 years, the youngest case being aged 1 month, the oldest being 98 years old and 67 % are male.

The country has so far conducted 38,451 Covid-19 tests.

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