Malawi COVID-19 Situation Update No.29 - 9 Oct 2020

This is the 29th Situation Report on the COVID-19 from the UN in Malawi as of 9th October 2020. It is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Malawi.

Key Highlights:

  • A rapid assessment showed that 13,000 cases of child marriage and 40,000 cases of teen pregnancies have been registered since the onset of COVID-19
  • 6,521persons screened at points of entry this week
  • 100m3 of PPEs distributed to MoH by the Logistics cluster
  • 132 toilets installed at emergency treatment units, border posts and health centres
  • 10 plastic water tanks were distributed to schools in two districts to ensure safe water for drinking and hand washing
  • 105 programme officers trained on Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
  • The Minimum Expenditure Basket round 10 shows maize grain prices continue to trend below 2019 levels but above the five-year average
  • 55% of learners indicate that they will return to school once it reopens
  • 280,000 people were reached through the back to school campaign
  • $300,000 has been approved by FAO to support safeguarding the fish food source curing COVID-19, amidst the outbreak of the Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome
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