Tag: Chris Fearne
As a proportion of the population, Malta is one of the top testers for Covid-19 in the EU, and this helps ensure that the positivity rate – the proportion of tested individuals who test positive for Covid-19 – is one of the lowest.
Minister Fearne is one of 26 individuals who have been appointed.
The group of people want to revoke decisions such as wearing masks in public and social distancing
Health Minister Chris Fearne cited apparently stable numbers of new Covid-19 cases as evidence that the situation in Malta was under control.
The pandemic’s effect is likely to get worse as the weather turns cold in Europe and in Malta, Health Minister Chris Fearne warned, though he nevertheless insisted that the situation was still under control.
The health authorities may regularly bring up underlying conditions when the death of a Covid-19 patient is reported, but the coronavirus is considered to be the underlying cause of death for the vast majority of the 64 victims of the pandemic in Malta.
The introduction of rapid testing for Covid-19 will lead to a fivefold increase in the number of tests carried out on arrivals at the airport as from next week, Health Minister Chris Fearne maintained.
Opposition Leader Bernard Grech condemned what he described as interference by Prime Minister Robert Abela on the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, arguing that his approach was detrimental to the country’s handling of the crisis.