Malawi Registers First Covid-19 Cases of Children
Malawi has registered eleven Covid-19 cases of children living in Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, central Malawi. These are first known cases in children.
These are children aged between five and 16. They are all in the camp's isolation centre.
Clinical Officer-in-Charge for the isolation unit in the camp, Henry Lali, says, however, none of the children have severe signs of the disease.
“The children have just arrived in the camp with their parents and guardians some of who have also tested positive.
“It’s a new trend, and we are managing them based on the signs they are displaying but I am glad none of them has severe signs,” said the clinical officer.
The children are from different nationalities living in the camp which has over 50,000 inhabitants.
The children were in a group of families that arrived at the camp following a government directive for all refugees living outside the camp to return to camp.