Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne confirmed that 17 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed. This means that in Malta we have a total of 90 cases.
Minister Fearne said that now Malta has entered the phase of local transmission.
Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne gave these details during a press conference on the latest developments related to COVID-19.
Minister Fearne also said that no deaths were reported due to coronavirus.
Three sets of measures have been announced;
- Non-essential retail shops are to shut down. This will come into effect as from Monday at 8 am.
- Non-essential services are to stop; such as hairdressers and beauticians. Pet shops are to remain open. This measure will come into effect as from Monday at 8 am
- Any public meetings and public gatherings will be prohibited. This will come into effect as from Monday at 8 am
Fines will be imposed for those breaching these measures. The list of shops/services effected will be made available tomorrow in the government gazette.
Health Minister Chris Fearne said that it is important that the public follows all the measures announced by the government and health authorities to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus cases in Malta;
9th March – Fourth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta
10th March – Fifth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta
11th March – 7th coronavirus case confirmed
14th March – 19-year old Maltese tests positive for coronavirus
14th March – Watch: 5 news cases; 18 in total
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
21st March – Watch: Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed
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