Listen: COVID-19 cases trend expected to increase – Fearne

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that authorities envisage the coronavirus cases trend in Malta and Gozo to increase in the coming days as this is what happens in a pandemic.

Minister Fearne stated this while being interviewed on Tuesday Morning during 103 breakfast show.

Minister Fearne said that all those involved in managing the strategy to combat coronavirus; health authorities, the medical staff and many others, feel emotional when they follow foreign news on coronavirus when they hear about the overwhelming situations in many hospitals.

He explained that there are many people who are currently working 20 hours a day or even more at times to make sure that Malta’s preparedness against coronavirus is always in check.

He also thanked all those people who are following the authorities’ advice and reiterated the importance of staying indoors even though today is a public holiday and many are not working.

Health Minister Chris Fearne also said that during these challenging times there is no room for partisanship as we are all in this together.

Coronavirus cases in Malta

7th March – Watch: “No reason for alarm”- Fearne following first coronavirus case in Malta

7th March – Parents test positive to coronavirus, 3 cases in Malta

9th March – Fourth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta

10th March – Fifth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta

11th March – 1st Maltese positive to coronavirus; 6th COVID-19 case

11th March – 7th coronavirus case confirmed

12th March – Watch: Two new coronavirus cases confirmed; 8th and 9th

13th March – 3 news coronavirus cases confirmed; Total of 12 ‘imported’ cases

14th March – 19-year old Maltese tests positive for coronavirus

14th March – Watch: 5 news cases; 18 in total

15th March – Watch: 3 new Covid-19 cases; Patients aged between 20 and 23

16th March – 9 new cases of coronavirus – 3 local transmissions

17th March – Watch: 8 test positive to coronavirus; Total now 38

18th March – 10 news coronavirus cases confirmed; 48 in total

19th March – Watch: 5 new coronavirus cases; Total 53

20th March – Watch: 11 new coronavirus cases – 1st case reported in Gozo

21st March – Watch: Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed

 22nd March – Watch: 17 new coronavirus cases; Total 90

23rd March – Watch: Coronavirus cases in Malta go up to 107; 17 new

24th March – Three new cases reported

25th March – Follow orders and we’ll keep the infection down – Prof Gauci

26th March – Watch: 5 new coronavirus cases reported

27th March – Watch: 5 new coronavirus cases, mostly contracted locally

28th March – Watch: Details on the 10 new COVID-19 cases

29th March – Watch: Two new cases; 585 swab tests carried out

30th March – 156 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 5 new