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Covid-19 – Press Briefing 22-3-2020

Covid-19 – Press Briefing 22-3-2020

Posted by Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate on Sunday, March 22, 2020

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;

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

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