MALAWI’s COVID-19 POSITIVE TEST: THE TIME LINE


THE UPDATE PER FARAAZ DODIA’s COMMUNICATION ON COVID-19 POSITIVE TESTING



Written by: Tony Stiglitz

Part 1:
8 March 2020 - Parents returned from India
11 March - father developed few symptoms - weakness/fatigue & loss of taste & smell
14 March -  mother developed same symptoms except loss of taste & smell

Part 2:

COVID19 team contacted & visited family home but did not carry out tests
Parents decided to be in self isolation for 17 days
After about a week, an aunt who travelled to Australia tested positive for COVID19 upon arrival in Australia
Again urged COVID19 team to test mother

Part 3:

22 March - Test done
24 March - results came & showed negative
Father had fully recovered but mother was feeling better, still not completely back to normal.
31 March - CHISU COVID19 team requested to conduct another test to compare to test of 22 March
Swab samples taken

Part 4:

2 April - results showed positive for 3 people - mother, family member & house keeper's wife who resides in the boys quarters. Others were negative
Mother is still in self isolation.

Source: @Malawi2014, Twitter, (03 April 2020)


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