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COVID-19 – Press Briefing 08-05-2020

COVID-19 – Press Briefing 08-05-2020

Posted by Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate on Friday, May 8, 2020

Prof. Gauci addressed the daily press briefing on coronavirus. Three new cases were confirmed and six more people have recovered.

  • Total of swabs carried out in the past 24 hours: 1137
  • New cases: 3
  • Recovered: 6 new
  • Total recovered until today: 419
  • Active cases: 65
  • Total positive cases in Malta and Gozo: 489
12:58 Thank you for following us.
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12:57 The press conference ends here.
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12:55 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.

Malta and Gozo are not yet coronavirus free – the virus is still present, said the Superintendent for Public Health.
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12:52 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.
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12:49 Although the authorities are trying to maintain the cases of coronavirus as low as possible, other sicknesses remain present.

Prof. Gauci explained that people need to continue receiving the medicine and treatments they need so as not to create further health complications.
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12:48 This phenomenon is also being recorded in other countries and is being monitored.
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12:46 Cases, where people do not feel symptoms related to coronavirus, is a new phenomenon which is being analysed by the authorities.
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12:42 Unfortunately, there are people who are still not abiding by quarantine, said Prof. Gauci.

"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.
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12:39 She is now delivering the coronavirus updates in English.
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12:38 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.
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12:38 Whenever we use tissues, disposable masks or gloves it is important to dispose of them properly.
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12:36 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.
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12:35 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.
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12:32 The news cases:

Maltese woman aged 27 and her child

Male from Gozo aged 36
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12:30 Total of swabs carried out in the past 24 hours: 1137

New cases: 3

Recovered: 6 new

Total recovered until today: 419

Active cases: 65

Total positive cases in Malta and Gozo: 489
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12:30 Prof. Gauci is addressing the media now.
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12:27 On Thursday Prof. Gauci announced that two new cases were confirmed and six more people recovered.
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12:27 Prof. Charmaine Gauci will be addressing the press briefing.
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12:26 The press conference is expected to start at 12:30 pm, as per usual.
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12:20 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
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