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Covid-19 – Press Briefing 26-3-2020

Covid-19 – Press Briefing 26-3-2020

Posted by Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate on Thursday, 26 March 2020

The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci addressed a press conference to give the latest updates on the coronavirus cases in Malta and Gozo.

Highlights from the press conference;

  • 5 new coronavirus cases
  • Malta’s total up to 134
  • 3 of the new cases were travel-related
  • 2 of the new cases locally transmitted
  • No deaths reported

Coronavirus Malta 26.03.20

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13:46 We will soon update you the highlights of the press conference.
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13:46 The press conference ends here.
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13:44 No deaths have been reported and no coronavirus cases in elderly homes were confirmed either.
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13:42 She said that at this stage authorities are not conducting tests that check the immunity system of the person that may have carried the virus in the past. She said that at this stage this is not needed.
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13:41 The Superintendent of Public Health is giving an explanation of the types of test available for authorities to confirm coronavirus cases.
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13:37 Prof. Gauci has reiterated her appeal to avoid social gatherings.
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13:36 The Superintendent of Public Health said that the opening of new swabbing centres is a strategy to contain the virus.
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13:35 Prof. Gauci said that quarantine applies to everyone who arrives in Malta including truck drivers who arrive in Malta.
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13:35 Journalists are invited to ask questions.
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13:34 Prof. Charmaine Gauci said that the more tests are carried out the more health authorities will continue to confirm cases.
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13:33 Total of coronavirus cases in Malta; 134
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13:32 2 of the new cases were locally transmitted: Maltese man, aged 23. He was in a cluster of other 2 people. A woman, aged 26.
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13:30 3 cases are travel-related: A Greek woman residing in Malta, Maltese woman aged 60, another Maltese woman aged 60 tested positive.
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13:29 5 new cases confirmed.
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13:28 The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci will address a press conference to give the latest updated on coronavirus cases in Malta and Gozo.
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13:27 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
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Coronavirus cases in Malta

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7th March – Parents test positive to coronavirus, 3 cases in Malta

9th March – Fourth coronavirus case confirmed in Malta

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

14th March – 19-year old Maltese tests positive for coronavirus

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

15th March – Watch: 3 new Covid-19 cases; Patients aged between 20 and 23

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

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

18th March – 10 news coronavirus cases confirmed; 48 in total

19th March – Watch: 5 new coronavirus cases; Total 53

20th March – Watch: 11 new coronavirus cases – 1st case reported in Gozo

21st March – Watch: Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed

 22nd March – Watch: 17 new coronavirus cases; Total 90

23rd March – Watch: Coronavirus cases in Malta go up to 107; 17 new

24th March – Three new cases reported

25th March – Follow orders and we’ll keep the infection down – Prof Gauci