Prof. Gauci addressed the daily press briefing on coronavirus. Three new cases were confirmed and six more people have recovered.
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Malta and Gozo are not yet coronavirus free – the virus is still present, said the Superintendent for Public Health.
Prof. Gauci is explaining again the use of masks. She said that if a person has the coronavirus symptoms and wears a mask it means that he or she is protecting others from contracting the virus.
No beaches have been closed but it is important that people follow the measures as that authorities do not wish to go through the challenges faced in the past 2 months since the 1st case of coronavirus was reported.
Prof. Gauci explained that people need to continue receiving the medicine and treatments they need so as not to create further health complications.
Although the authorities are trying to maintain the cases of coronavirus as low as possible, other sicknesses remain present.
This phenomenon is also being recorded in other countries and is being monitored.
Cases, where people do not feel symptoms related to coronavirus, is a new phenomenon which is being analysed by the authorities.
"People need to understand that quarantine measures are enforced to contain the spread of the virus and the public needs to understand the importance of it" – Prof. Gauci.
Unfortunately, there are people who are still not abiding by quarantine, said Prof. Gauci.
She is now delivering the coronavirus updates in English.
Apart from the measures to avoid the transmission of coronavirus, Prof. Gauci is appealing for a healthy diet to build a strong immune system – especially vulnerable people.
Whenever we use tissues, disposable masks or gloves it is important to dispose of them properly.
She has also reiterated her appeal to maintain social distancing, to not touch our face because our hands may be contaminated and that masks are worn in a proper manner.
Prof. Gauci has explained that the web app used by the public to check if they have COVID-19 symptoms does not trace any other data such as location.
Maltese woman aged 27 and her child
Male from Gozo aged 36
The news cases:
New cases: 3
Recovered: 6 new
Total recovered until today: 419
Active cases: 65
Total positive cases in Malta and Gozo: 489
Total of swabs carried out in the past 24 hours: 1137
Prof. Gauci is addressing the media now.
On Thursday Prof. Gauci announced that two new cases were confirmed and six more people recovered.
Prof. Charmaine Gauci will be addressing the press briefing.
The press conference is expected to start at 12:30 pm, as per usual.
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