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#Malawi’s COVOD-19 Update, October 12, 2021: 15 cases, two deaths – The Maravi Post

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LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered 15 new COVID-19 cases, 49 new recoveries and two new deaths. Of the new cases, 14 are locally transmitted: five from Mzimba North, two from Machinga, and one each from Blantyre, Dedza, Mangochi, Phalombe, Rumphi, and Zomba Districts while one case is imported and is from Dowa District.

Two new deaths were registered in the past 24 hours: one each from Mzimba North and Karonga Districts. One
death was fully vaccinated while the other one was not vaccinated. To the families that have lost their loved ones during this pandemic, may you find peace, hope and love during this difficult time. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 61,694 cases including 2,292 deaths (Case Fatality Rate is at 3.72%). Of these cases, 2,657 are imported infections and 59,037 are locally transmitted.

Cumulatively, 56,531 cases have now recovered (recovery rate of 91.6%) and 232 were lost to follow-up. This brings the total number of active cases to 2,639. In the past 24 hours, there were three new admissions in the treatment units (Two of the new admissions are not vaccinated while one was fully vaccinated) while three cases were discharged.

Currently, a total of 12 active cases are currently hospitalised (no case in critical condition): five in Blantyre,
three in Lilongwe, two in Zomba, and one each in Mzimba North and Karonga Districts.

On testing, in the past 24 hours, 775 COVID-19 tests were conducted. Of these, 420 tests were through 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 1.9% a weekly positivity rate (seven days moving average) is at 1.4%.

Cumulatively, 416,336 tests have been conducted in the country so far. On COVID-19 vaccination, a total of 1,122,514 vaccine doses has been administered in the country so far.

Cumulatively 610,492 and 262,308 people have received the first dose and second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine respectively while 249,714 people have received Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Over the past 24 hours, 3,497 and 913 people have received first dose and second of AstraZeneca vaccine respectively while 870 people have received Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Cumulatively, 512,022 people are
fully vaccinated.

The public is reminded that in our vaccination sites we have two types of COVID-19 vaccines and these are Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) and the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine is a single dose vaccine and one is required to receive
one dose to ensure full protection.

This vaccine is being given to all those that have never received any type of COVID-19 vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine is a two dose vaccine given twice at an interval of 12 weeks apart and let me remind those that have received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and are due for the second dose to visit any government and
CHAM health facility to get their second dose.

For the AstraZeneca vaccine, receiving all the two doses will ensure full protection. For the vaccine to give the required protection, it is important that it is received as recommended.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in reducing the risk of developing serious illness, risk of hospitalization and deaths when one contracts COVID-19.

As a country, if we get the majority of our eligible population vaccinated, we will reduce the pressure of COVID-19 on our health system as fewer people will develop severe disease, few people will be admitted in the treatment units and we will reduce the COVID-19 associated deaths.

As we are bringing the vaccines closer to the people, the traditional, faith, and political leaders are encouraged to help in mobilizing their people in their various communities and arrange with the local health facilities for COVID-19 vaccination. This will help in getting more people vaccinated.

Let me appeal to all those that have never received any COVID-19 vaccine and those that have received one dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and are due for the second dose to utilize this opportunity and get vaccinated, my special appeal goes to those with underlying conditions such as hypertension (BP), diabetes (sugar), Asthma, the elderly (aged 60 years and above) and pregnant women to seriously consider getting vaccinated as evidence has shown
that COVID-19 is more severe in these categories of people.

Similarly, those who by nature of their occupation are at a high risk of contracting the disease such as health workers and frontline officers and even those that interact with a lot of people on a daily basis such as those
working in banks, shops, vendors and those in the public transport sector should get vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge and is available in all Government and CHAM health facilities.

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
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Law students in Ghana demonstrate over mass failure – The Maravi Post

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Hundreds of law students in Ghana on Wednesday hit the streets of the capital Accra to protest the mass failure in entrance exams into the Ghana School of Law.

This year some 499 students who sat the entrance exams were not admitted into the law school to further their studies towards becoming lawyers.

In previous years, the pass mark in the entrance exams was 50% in both sections. But this has now been reviewed to 50% in each section.

The protesters under the National Association of Law Students (NALS) are now kicking against the use of the revised regulations.

The demonstrators hoisted placards with inscriptions such as ‘Stop traumatising law students’ and ‘We did not fail’ among others.

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In a petition to Ghana’s parliament, students demanded that the Attorney General orders that General Legal Council, the body regulating the law education in Ghana to “within 7 days to present (a) procedures for remarking of entrance exam scripts and (b) regulations specifying how qualified Law faculties can be designated for students to have tuition for the professional law course in accordance with Articles 23, 25 and 38 of the 1992 constitution and Sections 13(2) and 14 of Act 32.”

It also demanded that the remarking fee at the Ghana School of Law be reduced.

Although various institutions run law programs, to become a lawyer and be able to practice, one needs to gain admission first into the Ghana School of Law.

But it is not that easy. The Ghana School of Law is the only institution mandated to train lawyers.

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The school is the only one that provides training for law graduates in the Barrister at Law program.

The Professional Law Course is designed for Law Graduates who have obtained an LLB degree and have passed the entrance examination.

To gain admission into the Ghana School of Law, candidates must write an entrance exam and to graduate students must pass their final exams.

But in recent years there have been several controversies over the rate of failure among exam candidates.

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DBN Gogo joins Spotify’s Global EQUAL Music Programme – The Maravi Post

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DBN Gogo is the latest artist to join the Spotify EQUAL Music Programme as the EQUAL Africa artist of the month.

The programme, aimed at providing a platform to highlight women in music, sees Spotify welcoming the popular AmaPiano DJ as the first South African artist to join its growing roster of influential female creators, which includes Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and US rapper Saweetie.

This announcement comes off the back of DBN Gogo’s appearance at  AMA Fest 2021. The UK-based festival successfully showcased the ‘best of AmaPiano’ to  fans, with DBN Gogo bringing her energy and signature dance moves to the global stage.

“DBN Gogo has managed to dominate two spheres within the music industry traditionally driven by the opposite sex: DJing and AmaPiano. For us, putting our support behind DBN Gogo not only speaks to what we do under the EQUAL umbrella, but further drives the support we have continued to show the AmaPiano genre since it came to the fore,” says Phiona Okumu, Spotify Head of Music, Sub Saharan Africa.

DBN Gogo, who recently claimed a spot on the top 10 list of the most streamed artists by South African youth on Spotify, only recently began her professional DJing career and was catapulted to superstardom when the hits ‘Dakiwe’, ‘French Kiss’ and ‘Khuza Gogo’ blew up the local music scene alongside her #dakiwechallenge video, which amassed over three million TikTok views alone.

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“Being a part of Spotify’s EQUAL Music Programme is a reminder that I do not need to apologise for being a powerful woman. I had a dream and realised that old ways don’t open new doors. So, I decided to make every moment count to ensure that I become everything I wanted,” adds DBN Gogo.

As the latest artist to join the EQUAL Music Programme, DBN Gogo will also grace Spotify’s Time Square billboard in New York and her latest track ‘Possible’ featuring Musa Keys, Dinho, Optimist Music ZA, Makhanj, Lebza TheVillain, Koek Sista, will lead the EQUAL Africa playlist and feature on the EQUAL Global playlist.

DBN Gogo also features on Spotify’s flagship AmaPiano playlist AmaPiano Grooves.

Global music streaming giant Spotify expands services in Africa

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Of women and fake prophets, jackpot? – The Maravi Post

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Ghanaian Pastor says God told him to shave female church members’ private parts as cleansing

By Thandi Chadzandiyani

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-News dominating our social media spaces was that of a prophet allegedly caught in a love triangle with newly-weds in this past weeks.

The couple wedded on October 2, 2021. But by the end of the week, they had separated courtesy of the prophet’s romantic involvement with the wife. Now, this is not an isolated case. Many women are attracted and are loyal to their prophets than husbands. Society is trying to understand why women are particularly attracted to these fake religious leaders.

Privileged in taking part in one interesting debate among journalists on one WhatsApp group. I keenly followed it and was amused with the discussion centering on why most women seem to be loyal to their prophets and religious leaders than their husbands and families.

Let me share what I got as my take home message.

Women love and need attention. When they are in a relationship, they want their man to give them lots of it. If the husband is not good at checking on the wife, she feels neglected and unloved. Now enters these prophets. They know women love attention and give it. As early as 5 am, they send a good morning message, accompanied by a catchy verse from the Bible. This small gesture goes a long way in making a woman feel special.

These men know that by giving women attention, they have the biggest asset by their side. Attention is an enabler. It makes a woman go crazy.

They also use money from offerings to make women feel loved. They give and buy women little gifts that matter. Coupled with the attention, women are ready to risk it all, thinking the fake ‘prophet’ has real love for them.

They also know that the majority of women who frequent their prayer rooms are broken and vulnerable. They play their ways to their hearts by attentively listening to them when they complain. They then use the same information to make the women feel loved. They end up asking for intimacy which the women give willingly.

These prophets have mastered the art of psychological manipulation. They, therefore, position themselves as the only source of hope. Women naturally love promises. These prophets use the word of God to manipulate the women folk and take advantage of their vulnerabilities.

At the end of the day, women are complex, but easy-to-please human beings. Men need to listen, study and understand the woman they are in love with and give her what she needs in abundance. Then they won’t lose her to these fake ‘prophets’ or men of ‘gold’.

Also, pay attention to how these religious leaders dress or carry themselves— the aura of power and confidence around them. These attributes are an attraction on their own.

Sadly, we have huge sections of men in our society who refuse to listen. They will argue without even trying to understand how women reason.

But I think as women, we can do better. There is no justification for cheating. No matter how much attention that man of ‘gold’ is giving you, just don’t open your legs to him. It will surely end it tears because the truth is, these men do not only pay attention to one woman from their church, they do it to multiple!

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