Malawi’s Minister of Transport and Public Works Sidik Mia and the Local Government Minister Lingson Belekanyama have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

The sad news was confirmed by the Malawian spokesperson Gospel Kazako and Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda. Capital FM Malawi also confirmed the death of the ministers.

The ministers died due to Covid-19 on Tuesday morning.

Last week, the Presidential Taskforce committe on Covid-19 announced that the late Belekanyana had tested positive for covid 19 whereas the late Mia announced that he had tested positive for the virus via his facebook.

As of 11 January, Malawi had recorded 452 new positive cases taking the actibe cases to 2,744. The death toll has exceeded 230 since the first case was recorded.