Cholera Kills Headteacher in Thyolo

Makina Makina - file photo

A primary school headteacher at Mwitere in Thyolo has died of cholera, Wednesday, health authorities have confirmed.

Thyolo District Health Office spokesperson, Fanuel Makina says so far, no other cases have been recorded at the school, except two from a nearby Namwera village.

Makina has indicated that as of Tuesday, the district had cumulative 258 cases with 14 new ones, 24 admissions and seven deaths.

"It's really cholera which has infected headteacher of the school and unfortunately he has passed away", he confirmed.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Education spokesperson, Mphatso Nkuonera, says they are waiting for a report to announce the next move.

Nkuonera has since reminded teachers and learners to continue following the three hygienic practices and standard operating procedures which include stop bringing cooked food in schools.

"We have been reminding people to observe hygiene in schools so that we are able to live in a healthy way. We have also warned communities to be responsible by avoiding bringing cooked food items to be selling to learners," he said.

Ministry of education delayed with two weeks the opening of schools in Lilongwe and Blantyre following the surge in registered cholera cases.

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