Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Prof. Charmaine Gauci addressed a press conference on the latest coronavirus updates.
In the meantime, a Government’s spokesperson has confirmed with Newsbook.com.mt that people who are caught not wearing a mask inside retail outlets will not be fined.
A spokesperson within the Ministry for Health told this newsroom that the Superintendent for Public Health, Prof. Charmaine Gauci’s appeals to the public are aimed at educating the public. However, shop owners are advised to not let people enter their shops without wearing a mask.
On Tuesday Prof. Gauci explained that the mask has to cover the nose, the mouth and the chin and at no point in time should the mask be removed. Also, social distancing still needs to be observed while wearing masks.
The government’s spokesperson continued to explain that if and when there are instances of continuous negligence from the public, the Superintendent for Public Health has the right to consider and give warnings. It was also explained that authorities have no intention to punish people by issuing criminal complaints.
She explained that authorities are following the developments and decisions are always taken accordingly.
Prof. Gauci mentioned how they have also addressed these issues and that is why they have launched a specific helpline.
Until today Malta and Gozo registered 484 positive cases in total.
19 more persons are currently in a quarantine of 7 days to confirm if they recovered.
A 30-year-old Maltese woman
A 32-year-old woman from the Philippines who works as a carer at Karin Grech Hospital. The woman was in contact with the 5th person who has died of coronavirus.
Prof. Gauci explained that the man was also suffering from other medical conditions.
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