Mater Dei ward reportedly sealed as patient tests positive for Covid-19

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Media reports are reporting that a ward in Mater Dei Hospital has been sealed after a patient tested positive for Covid-19, though health authorities are yet to confirm or deny the incident.

Citing sources, the Times of Malta said that the patient in question was a tourist who had attended the Hotel Takeover pool party earlier this month. The party has been linked to most of the Covid-19 cases reported over the past few days, as the number of active cases jumped from 4 to 27.

Doctors and nurses are believed to have been placed in quarantine, while staff members and other patients at the ward are being tested for Covid-19.

Earlier in the day, the health authorities reported that one new case of Covid-19 had been reported over the previous 24 hours; again, this had been linked to the hotel party.