AFM soldier among those who tested positive for Covid-19

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

An AFM soldier from Gozo who is stationed at Nadur Barracks, was one of the newly announced coronavirus cases. So far eight patients from Gozo have tested positive with two being announced on Monday. A woman has been kept in isolation at the Gozo General Hospital while the soldier is recovering at home.

The man had no apparent symptoms but was subjected to a routine test while donating blood.

A spokesperson for AFM confirmed that a soldier tested positive. The barracks were fumigated while the soldiers who were on the same duty have been placed under quarantine.

The 38-year-old man had no symptoms and is in a good health condition, Superintendent of Public Professor Charmaine Gauci said. He is currently in self-isolation while his colleagues and family will have to do a swab test,

Around 50 soldiers stationed on Gozo have been asked to visit Xewkija swabbing centre, Newsbook.com.mt has learnt. The AFM spokesperson confirmed that the health authorities were carrying out risk assessment procedures and contact tracing and have asked those who were on the same shift to have a swab test. Newsbook.com.mt is also informed that other soldiers who were not on the same shift have asked to do the test.

A total of 555 swab tests were carried out in the past 24 hours out of which 14 cases were confirmed. As of Monday, the total number of coronavirus cases stands at 241. Five individuals have fully recovered and three individuals remained in intensive care.

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