Watch: Health authorities in contact with son of 13th COVID-19 victim to explain the situation – Fearne

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Like in any other case, an investigation is held to determine the cause of death of a patient, stated Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne as he answered questions by the media regarding the 13th death related to COVID-19.

The son of the 89-year-old who this week, stated that his father was discharged from hospital despite having clear coronavirus symptoms. He has now called upon authorities for justice and answers.

Minister Fearne confirmed that on Thursday morning health authorities were in contact with the victim’s son to explain the situation.

He also explained that the vaccine against the virus will be release only once tests prove that it is safe. Minister Chris Fearne also said that until now he is not seeing people who want to reject the vaccination.

When asked by the media regarding the safety measured to be implemented once schools re-open, Health Minister Fearne said that it well known how important it is for schools to re-open for the next scholastic year. He said that children can be more exposed to long-term harm if they do not re-open.

Minister Chris Fearne explained that all stakeholders involved are making sure that Malta follows the best practices of other countries on this issue.