Voxpop: How is coronavirus affecting our lives?

Newsbook.com.mt visited Ħamrun to ask people what precautions are they taking to avoid contracting COVID-19 and how the current situation is affecting their lives.

The majority of those who participated in this voxpop said that they’re finding it hard to stay indoors all the time. There was also one business owner who said that the current situation is not only affecting their morale and that of their employees but they also had to lay off members of staff.

Health Authorities are advising the public to avoid leaving their homes unnecessarily.

Coronavirus cases in Malta;

7th March – Watch: “No reason for alarm”- Fearne following first coronavirus case in Malta

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

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