Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
On Thursday 7th May at 16:00h, Newsbook.com.mt again hosted Public Health Consultant Tanya Melillo for Newsbook Q&A.
At this stage, the authorities are very worried from what they can see how the people have reacted as from Monday since some of the measures have been lifted.
"It is not over yet" – said Dr Tanya Melillo.
Dr Melillo said that it is important that we do not rush to conclusions about our health – The woman could be feeling other symptoms not related to coronavirus.
Dr Melillo said that this would be one of the last measures to be lifted and social distancing would be very hard to maintain on a plane – authorities need to consider this factor too.
Dr Melillo said that to have the new normal depends on how people react. Unfortunately, not everyone is understanding this. By lifting some measures does not mean that the pandemic is over.
Dr Melillo said that this aspect is being discussed on a regular basis. She also said that it is still soon to reopen childcare centres. Till now authorities have not identified a way how to address this.
Also, children should not make contact with the elderly or vulnerable people as a child can be a carrier of coronavirus.
Ideally, people should avoid using lifts and not more than two people should enter an elevator at once. Hand cleaning and the use of masks remain of great prevention.
The viruses and other bacteria are still present. If people feel any kind of symptoms they have to get tested and check if they have other viruses and get treated at Mater Dei as other health conditions are still present.
The most important are the ingredients inside the product rather than the name to describe it.
A sanitizer is a chemical that reduces the risk to a safe level. A disinfectant is a chemical that destroys all organisms listed on its label.
Dr Melillo explained that if this is the case people should not worry as long they do not live with the person. However, they can still report to the helpline 111.
It is important that people keep the social distance. The elderly are advised to stay indoors however, authorities will revise the measures in due course.
Vitamin D is not important more than other vitamins. The most important is that we stay healthy through the food we eat.
Dr Melillo explained that it needs to be wiped with alcohol from the front and the back.
The mask is added to prevent a person from contracting the virus.
Dr Melillo will answer all your queries about COVID-19. She will also show the proper use of masks and visors, speak of the imperative need for social distancing and transitioning to a less restrictive society.
Dr Tanya Melillo, Consultant in Public Health on Newsbook Q&A on Thursday 7th May at 4pm.
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