Watch: Govt analyzing funeral directives – Minister Fearne

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Minister Chris Ferane said that the government is analyzing how the current measures in place for funerals can be relaxed but at the same time public health needs to be observed. Fearne also confirmed that the government holds meetings with the Superintendent for Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci and also talks with the World Health Organization.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Chris Fearne was interviewed by Fr Joe Borg during the special edition of Newsbook Q&A on and Newsbook live.

When will the vaccine be available?

During the interview Health Minister Chris Fearne said that early next year the vaccine against coronavirus is expected to be available for Malta as well as in other EU countries.

He confirmed that the Maltese authorities have ordered a supply to make sure that anyone who wishes to be vaccinated can do so. During the interview, Fr Joe Borg showed a graph to the Minister which shows the cases registered during the 2nd wave of coronavirus and which shows an increase in the daily registered cases when compared to previous months.

In view of this Minister Fearne was asked if the government could have handled the situation better?

Fearne said that the increase in cases that we are experiencing is not because of some measures that the government implemented. He explained that people are tired of the situation, and not only in Malta and as a result they are not always adhering to the measures. “This cannot be tolerated,” said Minister Chris Fearne whilst appealing to the public to follow the precautions as indicated by the health authorities.

You can watch the full interview with Minster Chris Fearne here;