Watch: Fifth swabbing centre opens in Qormi

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The fifth swabbing centre has just opened in St. Thomas Hospital in Qormi.

This complements the swabbing centres in Luqa, Pembroke, Mater Dei Hospital and the Gozo General Hospital. This is to keep up with the demand. Malta has conducted 150,000 swabs since the start of the pandemic, while the past 24 hours registered a record of 2,485 swab tests.

Minister for Health Chris Fearne stated that testing is key to control the spread of the infection, along with other measures such as contact tracing, the use of quarantine and social isolation. In fact, bars, discotheques and nightclubs are now subject to the same regulations governing mass events in a bid to limit the spread of Covid-19, on the strength of a new legal notice.

He thanked St Thomas Hospital management for collaborating with the public health sector to offer the best service possible. He also thanked all those who work within the health sector, especially those working in swabbing centres, in the public health sector, and in the labs.

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