Watch: 2 new coronavirus cases and 12 more have recovered

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed and 12 more have recovered from the virus. This was announced by Prof. Charmaine Gauci during the daily COVID-19 press briefing.

13:06 The press conference ends here. Thank you for following this blog.
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13:05 Regarding the situation in Gozo Prof. Gauci said that despite the situation is under control it does not mean Gozo is free from the virus.
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13:03 Newsbook.com.mt asked Prof. Gauci if the it is illegal that people rent a place such as villas to organise certain activities. Prof. Gauci said this is not illegal at this stage but reiterated her appeal for the public to avoid social gatherings.
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12:56 Prof Gauci said that if a test comes back negative during the recovery period, the person still needs to remain in quarantine for at least 7 more days.
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12:52 Prof. Gauci said that there are no documented relation between the coronavirus and the Kawasaki disease
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12:50 Regarding the transition strategy, Prof. Gauci said that authorities are evaluating the situation and will announce updates accordingly.
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12:45 Total number of recovered cases: 351
Total number of active cases: 110
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12:44 The web app was developed in collaboration with the University of Malta, said Prof. Gauci
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12:43 The general public can check for COVID-19 symptoms through the covid19check.gov.mt web app and if prompted they take the test.

The Ministry for Health said that COVID-19 Check is your go-to website app to assess one’s risk for COVID-19.

The application is accessible from anywhere and optimised for multiple devices, from web browser to a smartphone and provides you tailor-made guidance to help one navigate and take the best decisions for one’s healthcare.

The Ministry said that full user privacy is maintained at all times, and the data will not be used to track or identify users.
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12:40 Prof. Gauci is also mentioning the web app launched by the Ministry for Health earlier today.
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12:40 The number of recovered cases in the last 24 hrs: 12
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12:39 She also confirmed that no positive cases were confirmed at the Hal Far open centre.
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12:38 Prof. Gauci said that a number of positive cases have shown no symptoms. This amounts to 11%.
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12:36 Prof. Gauci said that the number of cases confirmed on a daily basis is relatively low which means that the situation is under control.
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12:35 The new cases:

A male from Sudan – He lives with a person who had already contracted the virus.
A female aged 29 from Romania
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12:35 1253 swabs were carried out yesterday and 2 new cases were confirmed.
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12:32 Prof. Gauci has entered the room.
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12:32 Yesterday, five new COVID-19 cases were confirmed and 36 more have recovered from the virus.
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12:27 The press conference address by Prof. Gauci will commence soon.
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12:24 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
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