One new imported case; Repatriation flight passenger tests positive for Covid-19

Updated 08:28 PM
Miguela Xuereb

One new coronavirus case was detected in the past 24 hours as one recovery was registered.

The total number of active cases now stands at 13.

The positive case of today is an imported sporadic, symptomatic case.

This information was published by the Ministry for Health in an infographic shared on Facebook.

A total of 981 swab tests were carried out which brings the total number of swab tests carried out until today to 98,139.

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In the meantime, Air Malta issued a statement explaining that a passenger that was repatriated to Malta on an Air Malta flight from Amsterdam tested positive to COVID-19 during a routine swab test.

The airline has advised all passengers on repatriation flights to conduct a swab test on their return to Malta.

The flight from Amsterdam was not one of the air bridge destinations which were opened on the 1st of July 2020.

Air Malta also stated that all standard precautionary protocols as recommended by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the Health Authorities have been followed including the sanitisation of the aircraft.