A press briefing on the latest news regarding COVID-19 will be held at Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Directorate situated in G’Mangia.
We will soon update you with the highlights from the press conference.
The press conference ends here.
Prof. Gauci to deliver a message in English for the international community.
In the coming days, they will issue the number of people who recovered from the virus.
Prof. Gauci said that the measures will be effective if everyone follows them accordingly.
She said she felt disappointed that yesterday on Good Friday did not follow her instructions and went out to a number of beaches.
Prof. Gauci said that if someone results negative to coronavirus it does not mean they cannot contract it so that is why it is important that everyone follows the instructions provided by the authorities.
Medical facilities are available at the Hal Far open centre in collaboration with Red-Cross.
She also said that there is the possibility that further cases will be confirmed in the coming days at the open centre.
Prof. Gauci said that authorities already have a plan in place for the residents at the Hal Far open centre.
Albanian woman residing in Gozo – works as a cleaner at the Gozo General Hospital
A Gozitan woman who works as a carer.
Maltese woman aged 42. Works as a carer.
Three other Maltese women – one of them is a student who has recently went to a retail shop mentioned by the authorities. She also made contact with a relative considered as vulnerable.
Three Maltese man. One of the men was in contact with some of his friends and he also visited their homes while he was feeing sympyoms.
The other new cases;
One of the new 20 cases was the 84-year-old man who died in the past hours.
The majority of the new cases are immigrants resident at the Hal Far open centre. 10 cases in total. Residents were all in quarantine.
20 new cases were confirmed.
Prof. Charmaine Gauci has started addressing the press conference.
The victim is an 84-year-old male.
In a statement, the Ministry for Health said that the man tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday when he was admitted to hospital.
The Ministry said that the man was also suffering from other medical conditions.
This morning the Ministry for Health announced that a third patient has died of coronavirus.
Yesterday, during the press conference the Superintendent for Public Health announced 13 new coronavirus cases which brought the total to 350 positive cases in Malta and Gozo.
The media briefing addressed by Prof. Charmaine Gauci will start at 12.30 pm.
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