Watch: 3 new Covid-19 cases; Patients aged between 20 and 23

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Three more individuals have tested positive to the novel coronavirus or Covid-19. This was announced by the Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci during a press conference on Sunday afternoon.

21 individuals were treated for coronavirus in Malta, with two having recovered.

A 23-year-old healthcare work who was in Dublin, Ireland between 7 and 10 March was the first person to test positive. The man had symptoms associated with coronavirus on 11 March. He had already gone to work and once the symptoms emerged he stopped working. Professor Gauci explained that the procedure of contact tracing had already started. His family has been placed under mandatory quarantine. Following a risk assessment, six of his colleagues were also placed under mandatory quarantine. The health authorities were also assessing the risk of the other individuals on board the same flight.

A 20-year-old student who was also in Dublin and was on the same flight as the previous person also tested positive to coronavirus. The student attended a lecture upon his return. The health authorities are carrying risk assessments to see which students might have come in contact with him.

A 21-year-old man from Portugal who transited via Madrid, Spain was the third patient found to be positive to coronavirus. The man who arrived in Malta on 10 March with his girlfriend, was following the self-isolation directive. The woman tested negative to coronavirus following some symptoms associated with coronavirus.

Professor Gauci explained that the number of swabs being taken is relatively high.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced the different preparations currently underway in order to prepare the health system.

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