Watch: 7 new COVID-19 cases; Pregnant woman amongst new confirmed cases

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A press briefing on the latest news regarding COVID-19 was held at the Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Directorate.

The Superintendent of Public Health addressed the media.

Highlights from today’s’ press briefing

  • 7 new coronavirus cases
  • Total of 202 positive cases
  • 4 of the new cases were travel-related and 3 locally transmitted
  • Travel-related cases: 2 male, 2 females 
  • Local transmission cases: 1 female (Safi Lidl store employee), 1 Nigerian male, Italian pregnant woman

Coronavirus Malta 03.04.20

12:59 Thank you for following this live blog. We will soon update you with the highlights from today's press conference.
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12:59 The press conference ends here.
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12:58 The Superintendent of Public health reiterated her advice to the public to stay home and has thanked everyone for cooperating.
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12:49 Prof. Charmaine Gauci said that people who do not follow quarantine instructions are being monitored and further testing is being carried out.
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12:47 Prof. Gauci explained that 9,043 swab tests were carried out until today.
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12:45 749 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.
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12:40 Prof. Gauci said that it can be noticed that we are still having travel-related cases.
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12:35 The 7 cases;

Travel-related cases: 2 male, 2 females
Local transmission cases: 1 female (Safi Lidl store employee), 1 Nigerian male, Italian pregnant woman.
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12:34 4 of the new cases were travel-related and 3 locally transmitted.
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12:34 7 new coronavirus cases. Total of 202 positive cases.
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12:33 Prof. Gauci has entered the room.
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12:32 The press conference will soon commence.
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12:21 On Thursday:

Seven new cases were reported; one was travel-related

Patients have displayed symptoms such as coughs and high temperature however others had gastric ailments

Professor Gauci points out that decisions on spring hunting do not fall under her remit

Social distancing measures apply for hunters

Risk of contracting the virus from postal articles is minimal but the virus can exist on surfaces.

In case of items delivered from abroad, Professor Gauci recommended that mail is left aside

‘People who test positive for COVID-19 should be supported not stigmatized’
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12:20 Soon the Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci will address the media to give the latest update on COVID-19 cases in Malta and Gozo.
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12:19 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
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