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Malawi Declares 21-Day Lockdown to Prevent Spread of Covid-19

Parishioners wash hands as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus at a church in Lilongwe on March 22.

Parishioners wash hands as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus at a church in Lilongwe on March 22.

Photographer: Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty Images

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Malawi’s president declared a 21-day lockdown as Covid-19 continues to spread in the southern African nation, with 16 confirmed cases and two deaths.