Airport employee tests positive for Covid-19

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

An employee at the Malta International Airport has tested positive for Covid-19, an airport spokesman has confirmed to Newsbook.com.mt.

The case dates back to Saturday, and the patient is not believed to have contracted the virus at the airport.

“Apart from the measures we have already implemented to safeguard the health of staff and passengers alike, we implemented additional measures as soon as we were informed of the case three days ago, the spokesman said.

While no cases were reported by the authorities on Saturday, 14 were reported the following day. The 7 new cases announced this afternoon have brought the number of active cases up to 34, an increase of 30 over the space of a week.

Last Sunday, airport management started informing staff that one of them had tested positive for Covid-19 and was in good health. Staff were advised to avoid mass events as much as possible.

In spite of this, however, those who had been working remotely due to the pandemic have been informed that as from next week, they should resume working on site.

Questions sent by Newsbook.com.mt to the Health Ministry have gone unanswered at the time of publication.