Watch: Community carers should have minimal contact with patients – Prof. Gauci

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci said that the community carers must take the necessary measures to have minimal contact with the people they assist.

During the daily briefing on the coronavirus situation in Malta and Gozo Prof. Charmaine Gauci explained that authorities have informed the relevant entities on the necessary measures to be adopted by community carers to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

In her reply to a question by journalist, Prof. Gauci continued explaining that the person to receive assistance from the carer and the carers themselves should have the preparations for the treatment/assistance already in place so that they assure minimal contact.

In the eventuality that either the carer or the person to receive assistance have coronavirus symptoms, if the mentioned procedure is adopted, including the other measures as advised by the Health Authorities, then they would have not exposed each other to COVID-19 symptoms or would have reduced the exposure.

During the briefing, Prof. Gauci also mentioned that many people are not attending for their swab tests which are scheduled during the weekend and that is the reason why the number of swab tests carried out are relatively low. On Sunday, Prof. Gauci said that 787 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours.

She continued to explain that many are not attending as they do not feel the symptoms of COVID-19 anymore. Even so, authorities are also monitoring such cases.

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