We cannot let down our guard during the festive season said Profs Charmaine Gauci will be addressing a press briefing today at 12:30.
Malta has registered 96 new coronavirus cases on Friday, from the previous day.
The infections were detected after the health authorities carried out 2840 swab tests.
1879 remain active after 87 made a recovery.
To date, the pandemic has claimed 166 lives.
Further details will be provided by Profs. Gauci
Profs. Gauci explained that soon vaccine will be available and we still need to keep up our guard.
Until the majority of the population will be vaccinated we need to wear masks and continue to observe the measure the Superintendent for Health explained.
The plan announced by the Deputy Prime Minister in Parliament is taking everything in consideration, including storage, distribution and administration said Profs Gauci.
The Health Superintendent also explained the side effects reported till now are minimal. The commonly reports are rush around jab area and fever, dizziness. Still Profs Gauci said that the vaccination is not recommended to pregnant women for now.
When asked why the ‘Amber’ list has doubled, Profs. Gauci confirmed that contrary to previous updates, this time round the list is including all countries not just countries with direct flight to Malta.
Profs Charmaine Gauci appealed to keep cautious during the festive season and reduce risks of transmission.