The Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci delivered an online press conference on the latest COVID-19 cases in Malta and Gozo.
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Prof. Gauci reiterated her appeal to the public to stay in and stay safe as the current measures in place are the best authorities can enforce at this stage.
According to international epidemiological studies, children are at risk of contracting the virus but not necessarily as much as adults especially men or the most vulnerable people such as the elderly.
Regarding the possible coronavirus measures that can be lifted by the authorities, Prof. Gauci said that the measures to be lifted will be assessed according to the possible risk of high local transmission.
Regarding the Hal Far open centre residents who are positive to COVID-19 are being kept isolated from the rest of the residents and they will be continuously monitored by health authorities even when they recover.
The positive cases of healthcare workers and carers resulted from both government and private entities.
Regarding healthcare workers and carers, Prof. Gauci said that 44 have been tested positive to COVID-19.
Prof. Gauci also said that employees who are working in conditions where social distancing is not being observed are encouraged to inform authorities so that the necessary measures against the employer are enforced.
According to the Superintendent for Public Health yesterday 20 random swab tests have been carried out at the Hal Far Open Centre and all results came back negative.
Prof. Gauci explained that the people who have recovered from the virus are asked to remain in quarantine for 7 days.
The new case is an 18-year-old Maltese woman.
A total of 276 active cases.
New cases: 1
The total number of swab tests carried out in the last 24 hours: 808
More people have recovered from coronavirus – 15; Total of 165 people.
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Until now 150 people have recovered from coronavirus.
Yesterday 12 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed.
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