Care and Share, supported by Abbas Rest, distributed maize in small groups this year to avoid large groups – today 8 OVCs (orphans and vulnerable children) from Ntikhe village in the morning (left photo), and OVCs from Lolo village (right photo) this afternoon, then three villages tomorrow, at 8am, 10am and 1pm. Their rule is: no mask, no entry to the compound.
Covid cases in Malawi were in single figures most days from early Sept. through to Dec. 17th, but have surged since. Two Cabinet ministers died early on Jan. 12th, and President Chakwera declared a state of national disaster later that day. Cases spiked at 1232 on the 15th, and are currently about 600 a day. The government introduced new lockdown measures yesterday (18th), including renewed school closures, a night-time curfew, and no gatherings over 50 people.
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