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Malawi closes schools to limit virus spread

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Schools in Malawi will close for at least 15 days from Monday under new restrictions to combat a surge in coronavirus cases.

In a televised address, President Lazarus Chakwera also announced a night-time curfew from 21:00 local time.

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All gatherings will be restricted to no more than 50 people.

Malawi is observing a period of national mourning following the deaths of two senior cabinet ministers from Covid-19.

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A third of Malawi’s 300 coronavirus deaths have taken place this month.

The president said the government was allocating a further $2m (£1.4m) to provide healthcare staff and equipment.

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Source: BBC

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