Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi (April 23, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi April 23, 2020

Location:  Malawi

Event:  Malawi has confirmed thirty-three (33) cases and three (3) deaths from COVID-19

The Department of State’s Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19 remains in place.

Routine consular services by U.S. Embassy Lilongwe remain suspended. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

As of April 23, Malawi has confirmed thirty-three (33) cases and three (3) deaths from COVID-19.  The government of Malawi has implemented measures to limit the spread of the virus.  Schools and universities are closed until further notice.  Sporting events, festivals, religious services, and gatherings larger than 100 people have been banned.  Fast food outlets, restaurants, and public eating places are closed except for take away services.  Funerals shall comply with social distance restrictions and sanitary measures and be attended by a maximum number of 50 people. For questions related to COVID-19 preparedness in Malawi, please contact the Ministry of Health at +265 1 789 400 or https://www.health.gov.mw/ or monitor changes on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/malawimoh.  You may also visit the Public Health Institute of Malawi’s COVID-19 website for updates http://covid19.health.gov.mw/.

 Actions to Take: Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi, Area 40, City Center, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • U.S. citizens with emergencies: +265-1-773-166 Ext. 3431
  • Outside of office hours: +265-999-960-178
  • E-mail: LilongweConsular@state.gov
  • Website: https://mw.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/
  • State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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