“Procedures were followed as passenger tests positive to COVID-19” – MIA


The Malta International Airport (MIA) has issued a statement to clear published information by certain media houses regarding the passenger who tested positive for coronavirus on the 16th of March 2020.

The MIA said that fumigation of the room where the said passenger was held was ordered immediately, with the actual fumigation process being carried out shortly after this room was vacated. MIA also said that other areas indicated by the public health authorities were fumigated.

In a press statement, the Malta International Airport said that it is also taking other measures to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission such as the installation of a significant number of hand sanitizers, the introduction of a terminal cleaning schedule, the introduction of heightened queue management and internal awareness-raising campaigns.

MIA said that at this stage its priority remains the wellbeing of its employees and in close collaboration with the health authorities they will continue to do so to safeguard employees and their families too.

Coronavirus cases in Malta;

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10th March – Fifth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta

11th March – 1st Maltese positive to coronavirus; 6th COVID-19 case

11th March – 7th coronavirus case confirmed

12th March – Watch: Two new coronavirus cases confirmed; 8th and 9th

13th March – 3 news coronavirus cases confirmed; Total of 12 ‘imported’ cases

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14th March – Watch: 5 news cases; 18 in total

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16th March – 9 new cases of coronavirus – 3 local transmissions

17th March – Watch: 8 test positive to coronavirus; Total now 38

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