MZUZU (MalawiTalk) – Mzuzu University (Mzuni) authorities remain vigilant and prepared to deal with a new more transmissible strain of the coronavirus, University Registrar said on Friday, adding that there was no need to panic.
The University Registrar, Mr Yonamu Ngwira, said contrary to speculations that the rate of infection at the institution is at 28, only three staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.
He said the three include, Mr. Dominic Gondwe, a senior lecturer who died on Thursday.
Ngwira said: “There is no reason for such panic.”
He assured that the situation is under control as the cases registered are all from off campus.
“The campus continues normally with the requirement to observe the Covid-19 prevention measures,” said Ngwira.
He urges the Mzuni students and academic staff not to entangle themselves in imaginary situation, imaginary talk and imaginary panic.
Late Gondwe, 58, was buried Thursday by health personnel at his home Bolero in Rumphi District.
Cumulatively as of Thursday January 7, 2021, Malawi recorded 7, 611 cases including 203 deaths.