“Govt should think about people’s health before money” – CSN launches petition

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk at as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

The Civil Society Network has launched a petition for the Government to take urgent preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 to Malta. The petition is demanding that all flights from the Northern Italian region and other high-risk areas into Malta be cancelled with immediate effect.

In a press statement, the activist group said that Malta is playing with fire and risking hundreds of lives by not having adequate preventative introduced urgently.

“Since the Government is dragging its feet CSN is appealing to the public to sign this petition for the health and the security of our country” – said the CSN.

The Civil Society Network also stated that the Maltese Government should think first and foremost about the health and security of the Maltese people, before money.

Many professionals from the health sector have warned the Government that Malta’s healthcare infrastructure is ill-equipped to handle the potential influx of coronavirus cases.

CSN is also supporting Malta’s Medical Association’s call for harsher sanctions for whoever violates quarantine and, in doing so, endangers the general public.