The President was speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during the weekly Malawi Wa Tsopano radio broadcast.
"It was 177 days ago that our country registered its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Since then, we have had 5,764 confirmed cases, 4178 of whom have already recovered, while 1,407 are in the process of recovery, " he said.
WE MUST THANK GOD
The Malawi leader said : "We must thank God for this. We must also thank God that although we have lost 179 of our compatriots to Covid-19, our losses have significantly
slowed down in the past few weeks."
He said this had come about as a result of a combination of factors, including "Your vigilance in observing the health and safety guidelines of Government officials and your respect for health workers as they care for the sick."
He added:"However, a big part of this windfall can only be explained by the grace of God, for we know of countries that are reeling from more and new waves of infection, despite being well resourced and vigilant."
Chakwera said that the country's airports have re-opened and that enabled him, the First Lady and Government officials to go on an official working visit to Zambia last week.
He said as another sign that the economy is gradually opening up from the shock of COVID-19, education institutions have started a phased approach to resumption of classes and soon sporting activities will bounce back.
The Malawi leader echoed calls not to lower the guard in the fight against the pandemic.
"To consolidate on the gains already realised everyone must adhere to basic tenets of COVID-19 prevention.
OBSERVE THE THREE Ws
"The measures we put in place weeks ago are bearing fruit
and the best thing we can do now is to stay the course. For this reason, I have every confidence that you will continue to join me in observing the three Ws for winning our fight against COVID-19: Wearing your mask; washing your hands; and watching your distance," said the Malawi leader.
In the past four days no death has been recorded as arising from the pandemic and as of September 26 the country registered 7 new recoveries bringing the total to 4,185.