Fourth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta

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A fourth coronavirus case has been confirmed in Malta, the Health Ministry said in a statement issued late Monday evening.

The fourth patient to test positive is a man who is a foreign national residing in Malta and who was on holiday to Northern Italy. Sources have told that the patient is a Norwegian national.

The man is in a good health condition the authorities said.

On Saturday, three individuals – a 12-year-old girl and her parents tested positive to coronavirus. The parents and their two children who are Italian nationals residing in Malta went on a trip to Italy at the end of February until the beginning of March. The family returned to Malta on Tuesday from Rome, according to the Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne. The family in this case followed the advice given by the Health authorities and have placed themselves in self-quarantine.

When the child developed flu like symptoms the family called the government helpline. They subsequently tested positive for coronavirus.

The government has urged the public to remain calm.

If you have visited any of the high risk countries in the last fourteen days and have developed flu like symptoms call 111. You can also visit the government’s website.