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#Malawi’s COVID-19 Update, October 7, 2021: 9 new cases, Zero death – The Maravi Post

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LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered nine new COVID-19 cases, 64 new recoveries and no new deaths. Of the new cases, five are locally transmitted: two from Lilongwe and one each from Blantyre, Dedza, and Mzimba North Districts while four cases are imported and all are from Dowa District.No new deaths were registered in the past 24 hours.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 61,648 cases including 2,287 deaths (Case Fatality Rate is at 3.71%). Of these cases, 2,656 are imported infections and 58,992 are locally transmitted.

Cumulatively, 56,208 cases have now recovered (recovery rate of 91.2%) and 232 were lost to follow-up. This brings the total number of active cases to 2,921.

In the past 24 hours, there were two new admissions in the treatment units (one of the new admissions is not vaccinated while the other one is fully vaccinated) while two cases were discharged.

Currently, a total of 15 active cases are currently hospitalised (no cases in critical conditions): seven in Blantyre, five
in Lilongwe, two in Zomba, and one from Dedza Districts.

On testing, in the past 24 hours, 502 COVID-19 tests were conducted. Of these, 205 tests werethrough SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic test while the rest were through RT-PCR.

The positive cases out of the total number tested (past 24 hours) translates to a positivity rate of 1.8% a weekly positivity rate (seven days moving average) is at 2%.

Cumulatively, 412,929 tests have been conducted in the country so far. On COVID-19 vaccination, a total of
1,092,540 vaccine doses has been administered in the country so far.

Cumulatively 588,624 and 258,479 people have received the first dose and second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine
respectively while 245,437 people have received Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Over the past 24 hours, 7,060 and 946 people have received first dose and second of AstraZeneca vaccine
respectively while 215 people have received Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Cumulatively, 503,916 people are fully vaccinated.

With the schools in session for another term, it is important that all of us support the learners and teachers in ensuring that the schools remain safe from COVID-19 infections. Though there is a reduction in the number of new cases, admissions and deaths, we still have to remain vigilant and this calls for everyone to adhere to the preventive and containment measures in all settings.

I would like to commend the teachers, parents/guardians, learners and school authorities for the tireless efforts to keep the schools safe from COVID-19.

It is important to continue implementing preventive and containment measures to ensure that the school environment remains safe so as to avoid disruption of learning activities in schools.

Let me emphasize that all schools should continue to plan and implement COVID-19 preventive and containment measures to ensure that the schools remain safe. These measures include screening of both students and teachers, ensuring that all lodging and classroom facilities are not congested so as to adhere to physical distancing.

In addition the following have to continuously be strictly observed;
 Sick students, teachers and other staff should not come to school and for boarding
schools, they should ensure that they have dedicated rooms to be used as isolation
rooms in case they have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
 Schools should enforce regular hand washing with safe water and soap or use of hand
sanitizers
 Frequent cleaning and disinfection of the most touched surfaces and objects at the
school
 Schools should provide water, sanitation and waste management facilities and follow
environmental cleaning and decontamination procedures
 Proper wearing of mask and dispose them safely
 Practicing cough and sneeze etiquette
 Staggering approach to be used in classrooms, libraries and in eating areas to reduce
congestion
 Frequent health education sessions to the learners on the COVID-19 prevention
 Monitor school attendance to track student and staff absence and compare against usual
absenteeism patterns at the school. Alert local health authorities about large increases
in student and staff absenteeism due to respiratory illnesses.
 For learners that are aged 18 years and above, the teachers and support staff should
ensure that they get vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of developing
severe illness, risk of hospitalization and deaths when they contract COVID-19.

No one is safe until everyone else is safe. Get Fully Vaccinated! Wear Face Mask! Protect yourself. Protect your loved ones. Protect everyone.

Hon. Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, MP, MINISTER OF HEALTH
CO-CHAIRPERSON – PRESDENTIAL TASKFORCE

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Why is Kevin James and Goth Hospital Trending on Twitter? Check Complete Details

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The potential of social media is known by everyone. This time here is another name that is getting viral over the internet. As per the information we going to tell you the very sad news about Kevin James and Goth. They got hospitalized and the news went viral on Twitter. Let’s begin the news and get all the necessary detail about what is the actual reason behind this sudden viral of Kevin James. Let find out all the information briefly. Now he is trending on all the social media platforms also. To know the complete information read the article completely.

Why is Kevin James and Goth Hospital Trending

The King of Queens star has trending because many people think and are confused with Kevin James who was an adult film actor. People continuously sharing the details. Many people are confused and tweet on the same to know the actual reason behind this that why the star is trending suddenly.

An alleged and unconfirmed map of the most searched terms related to, umm, naughty movies, in the USA went viral on Twitter yesterday (October 13th) where Tennessee’s top search was ‘Kevin James’. That became a reason behind the meme that was sharing people.

Now talking about Kevin James that who was he. So we want to tell you various things such as he was an adult film actor in the 80s. Some detail is available on IMDB and according to this information he was born on 17th November 1954 in Wisconsin as Kevin James Gibson. If we briefly talk about his career then we want to tell you that initially, he started his job as an auto plant worker.

Later after some years he quit his job as an auto plant worker and joined the Adult film industry. Unfortunately, now Kevin is not alive and he was passed away in the year 1990 in Los Angeles.

After Twitter is filled with tweets about Kevin James many people look out for him and found that there is no such official detail available regarding this and itis just confusion. As we already said there are many people who shared the tweets in this regard so one of many tweets is here in which you can see what the user wrote “The fact that anyone believed that “Kevin James” map was real proves that you can’t trust people to “do their own research” on the internet,” tweeted one person.

For further information stay connected with us. We will tell you many other details such as what is the current most trending news on the internet and many other related things as well. Share your feedback with us. The remaining tweets are available here you can read them briefly. If you have a query ask us in the comment section.



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46 people perish and dozens injured in overnight fire in southern Taiwan – The Maravi Post

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Emergency personnel at the scene of the fire in Kaohsiung. The cause of the blaze remains unclear. Photograph: CNA/AFP/Getty Images

At least 46 people have died and scores injured following an night blaze that engulfed a building in southern Taiwan.

The fire department said a 13-story building caught fire around 3 a.m. on Thursday, October 14 in the city of Kaohsiung.

According to AP report, 32 bodies were sent straight to the morgue from the site of the blaze and other 14 people who showed no signs of life were among 55 taken to hospital this morning.

A fire department in the country in a statement said the blaze was extremely fierce and destroyed many floors in the building which is about 40 years old with shops on the lower levels and apartments above.

The cause of the fire was unknown but firefighters said the flames burned most intensely where a lot of clutter had been piled up.

This comes few months after fire that broke out at a quarantine hotel in central Taiwan’s Changhua City killed four people, including three in quarantine and a firefighter and injured 20 others

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Food Hero: Cameroon’s shrimp entrepreneur – The Maravi Post

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Cameroon sits on the Atlantic coast where Western and Central Africa meet. It was named “Rio dos Camarões” or, “River of Prawns”, by Portuguese explorers, because of the abundance of the crustaceans they discovered in the area.

Anastasie Obama has been named an FAO Food Hero and ahead of the International Day of Rural Women marked annually on 15 October, she has been speaking to the UN.

“As a little child, I was always fascinated to see women preparing seafood. When I was seven years old and I was still going to school, I would buy shrimp for my aunt, I would smoke it and then we would sell it. That’s how my business in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon began, some years ago. 

I used to cut wood at home and do the smoking and distribute in the village. It was a small operation and I didn’t even have an oven. My husband was very supportive, and I started getting more clients and our shrimp was being sold abroad.

With the little means that we shrimp smokers have, we sell and make a little profit to cover our cost. It’s not enough but we make do.

Today, shrimp is Cameroon’s main seafood export product. I have heard that the shrimp sector employs around 1,500 people and I believe shrimp is healthy food which is eaten by many. 

Shrimp is Cameroon’s main seafood export product.

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Shrimp is Cameroon’s main seafood export product.

One of the problems we face is that it is hard for us to get fresh seafood and to conserve it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has depressed the local market even more. If we had some capital, we would get a cold chamber to keep our fish and only smoke it when we had an order.

I and others in the business have been supported by FISH4ACP, a global initiative for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

It is helping us to unlock the potential of the shrimp sector in Cameroon and support us in making this value chain more competitive and sustainable.

Ultimately, this will improve our livelihoods as well as contributing to economic growth, increased food security and a reduction in the sector’s ecological footprint.

Sourced from United Nations Africa Pages

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