The Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci addressed the daily press briefing on coronavirus.
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Regarding access to beaches – Prof. Gauci said that they are in contact with the Malta Tourism Authority to discuss the matter and how they can address it to avoid a large number of people on beaches.
It is also being explained that the social distancing measure remains the most effective measure and authorities will evaluate the lifting of measures when it comes to socialising in due course.
Prof. Gauci told Newsbook.com.mt that authorities try to carry around 1000 swab tests a day.
According to Prof. Gauci, the way how a person eliminates the virus from their body depends on many factors. Usually, it can take up to 14 days for this process. The number of cases when a patient continued to suffer from the COVID-19 symptoms, after 14 days, was very low.
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Prof. Gauci reiterated her appeal that the best gift to give mothers tomorrow, on Mother's Day is to avoid contact with our loved ones.
It is important that masks should be worn properly as authorities continue to observe people who do not wear the mask that should cover the nose, mouth and chin.
Prof. Gauci explained that our country is maintaining the situation under control.
Total confirmed cases since the 1st case was recorded in March, is 490 out of which 58 remain active.
The number of swab tests carried out in the past 24 hours – 1,006.
8 more people have recovered. The total number of recovered cases is 427.
1 new case was confirmed.
Prof. Gauci is addressing the press conference.
Total of swabs carried out in the past 24 hours: 1137
New cases: 3
Recovered: 6 new
Total recovered until today: 419
Active cases: 65
Total positive cases in Malta and Gozo: 489
On Friday, Prof Gauci gave the below updates;
The Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci will be addressing the press briefing.
The press conference is expected to start at 12:30 pm, as per usual.
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