Watch: Malta dealing with Covid-19 ‘very well,’ Abela insists

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Minister Robert Abela defended his government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday, stating that Malta was faring very well when compared to other countries.

At a press conference, the PM insisted that the pandemic should not be politicised before reiterating his belief that the situation was stable and under control.

“I feel sadness and regret at every death that is reported in our country,” Abela said. “But you must understand that no leader around the world has managed to avoid deaths from Covid-19 in their country.”

He added that if one looked at the situation in a holistic manner, looking into the rate of spread, the number of deaths and the economic situation in general, Malta was doing very well, even though things could inevitably have been done better.

On Wednesday, the PM also announced that after consulting with public health experts, bars and clubs will not be reopening on 1 December as originally planned, but will instead remain closed until further notice.

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