IVF treatments postponed amid coronavirus outbreak

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All new assisted reproductive technology procedures, IVF, has been postponed to a later date amid the coronavirus outbreak in Malta.

In a press notice, the Embryo Protection Authority announced that due to the current measures being implemented in a bid to curb the spread of the virus, IVF treatments have been postponed.

Patients who already had an approval from the authority through the prioritisation process and who will be reaching their maximum age by end of December 2020 have been issued with a specific permission for their ART procedure. Their entitlement has been extended to six months after they reach maximum age.

The authority said that further information can be obtained by contacting directly the Authority’s Executive Director Ms Simone Attard on 25951651.

So far 134 persons have contracted Covid-19 in Malta. On Thursday, the Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci announced five new coronavirus cases, three of which were related to travel. All patients are in a good health condition with one elderly man in ITU. However the man is feeling better.

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