Quarantine measure extended for Ħal Far Open Centre residents

Miguela Xuereb

Residents at Hal Far Open Centre will have to observe quarantine for another 14 days. This will come in to effect as from Sunday 19th April.

On April 5th government the Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri had announced that the Ħal Far Open Centre residents will be kept in quarantine for 14 days after 8 residents tested positive for coronavirus.

Government announced this decision which was taken by the Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci following the recent positive COVID-19 cases.

On Friday, during the daily press conference on coronavirus updates, Prof. Gauci said that from the Hal Far Open Centre until today 34 cases have been confirmed.

The government explained that the residents at the open centre who have tested positive to the virus re being treated at the medical centre led by the Red Cross.

The building is located near the open centre, whose residents have been asked to observe a mandatory quarantine period.

In a press release published by the Home Affairs Ministry, it was said that residents at the open centre who have been tested are being kept in isolation and that the authorities are doing the necessary to facilitate the life of the migrants who have to observe quarantine measures.

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