Parents test positive to coronavirus, 3 cases in Malta

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Two new cases have been recorded in Malta after the parents of the child who tested positive last night also tested positive on Saturday.

The health authorities confirmed that the parents have also resulted positive.

Earlier today, the health authorities confirmed that a 12-year-old girl who had been on a trip to Italy developed symptoms associated to coronavirus days after she was in self-quarantine.

The parents and their children have been isolated earlier on Saturday at Mater Dei Hospital.

“This situation is contained within the family which followed advice by the Health Authorities and, since returning from Italy, remained in self-quarantine,” the statement from the Health Ministry reads.

It reassured the public that these cases are being kept in isolation.

To date, 181 tests have been carried out on people who were travelling in affected areas and developed symptoms. Only the 3 above family members tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition, 157 tests have also been carried as part of the surveillance programme and tested negative for COVID-19.

“We would like to remind the public that there is no need for alarm and to take the necessary preventive measures of washing hands regularly, covering nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing and staying home if sick. For further information, you may call the COVID-19 helpline on 111,” the Health Ministry said.