Covid-19 patient attended weekend party; partygoers urged to get tested

Updated 05:45 PM

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The latest person to test positive for Covid-19 had attended a weekend-long party at a St Julians hotel, leading health authorities to start contact tracing the hundreds who attended the gathering.

The event in question bore the name Hotel Takeover Summer 2020, and was organised by G7 Events at the Radisson, between Friday and Sunday.

In a statement, the health authorities “are strongly recommending” that all those who attended the party should get tested for Covid-19, even if they do not have any symptoms. An appointment can be set up by calling 111.

The ministry emphasised that symptoms could develop within 14 days of exposure, stating that it was imperative that partygoers monitor themselves for symptoms over the coming two weeks. Anyone who develops symptoms is asked to stay indoors and call 111 to book another swab test.

“While there is no room for alarm as all the necessary measures are being taken as is being done in this case, it is important that everyone follows the Public Health advice,” the ministry concluded.

On their part, the organisers announced that they were in contact with the local health authorities and assisting them with their requests, and that the authorities would be contacting any persons they deem necessary to reach.

Hotel employees have also been tested in the wake of the incident.

In light of the recent news about the case who attended the Hotel Takeover last weekend, we would like to inform…

Posted by Takeover Malta on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hotel employees have also been tested in the wake of the incident.