Pharmacists call for review of airport policy and safe corridors

Miguela Xuereb

The Kamra tal-Ispiżjara ta’ Malta has called on Malta’s Prime Minister Robert Abela and Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli to review the airport policy vis a vis visitors before they could freely circulate and the so-called ‘safe corridors’.

In a statement, the pharmacists insisted that these have already been compromised by the evolving situation brought about by the events of the last two weeks, as reflected by the CDC recommendation on non-essential travel to Malta. 

This comes after today’s press conference by the Prime Minister and Deputy PM/Minister for Health following the sharp spike of active COVID-19 cases. The Government has not recently put forward any new strict regulations regarding travel.

The Kamra also stated the following:

  • It reiterates its call for a complete ban of mass events including the proposal of 300 persons outdoors and 100 indoors.
  • Representing a health care profession based on Science and evidence-based reports by peers, the Kamra supports the statement issued by the MAPHM and strongly recommends it to the authorities.
  • Consistent with its stand as declared on 29 July in support of MAM, the Kamra declares that its dispute still stands.
  • The Kamra has directed pharmacists to be on the alert, to intensify their safeguards in community pharmacies and follow the Kamra’s directives and guidances issued since March and never retracted.
  • The Kamra reminds the public that they are to wear masks or visors, sanitise hands and observe the 2-metre social distance distancing when in a pharmacy. These are the three maxims advocated by the Superintendent for Public Health as strong weapons against coronavirus.

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