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UN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 23 (Updated on 21 August 2020)

UNCT Malawi
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  • Announcements that the airport and schools will re-open in early September

  • 13 million people reached with COVID-19 infection prevention and control messages and 4.2 million people reached with WASH-related messages

  • 38,000 COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) diagnostic kits and 38,000 isolation kits delivered to MoH, however, shortage of testing kits remains

  • 60 GBV and child protection related cases registered this week  people requiring food assistance (2,032,106 for rural and 585,880 for urban)

  • 50% increase in households relying on purchase as main source of food compared to May 2020