Watch: ‘Stay home, avoid putting others at risk’ Delia says

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia has urged the public to remain home and avoid putting themselves or their loved ones at risk.

In a video message which was published on Facebook, Delia went through the different instructions given by the health authorities in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

He referred to a new measure which was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne on Thursday and for which the legal notice was published on Saturday, which constituted a lockdown for a quarter of the population. Delia remarked that in 24 hours, Prime Minister Robert Abela backtracked on the decision which had been taken. According to Delia, Abela undermined the measures which were decided upon by the Health Minister and the Superintendence of Public Health.

Delia stressed that the coronavirus could spread and have drastic consequences. He added that if we had to arrive at such a situation, health should be our priority. He added that if there was a need to take more drastic measures, then the government should do so.

He insisted that backtracking was not a good decision for the country. ‘We need to take timely and strong decisions. We cannot risk it. It’s better to stay at home and not lose loved ones in the process,’ Delia said.

A small number of cases were recorded over the past few days, Delia remarked however Malta is still at the beginning of its curve.

Addressing children, Delia said that they should take the opportunity to learn new things and play. He had words of encouragement for those employees who have not received their welfare benefits. ‘No one should suffer alone,’ the Opposition leader said.

Addressing the foreigners living in Malta, he said that now they were part of the community and together ‘we should fight the war against the virus’. He urged people not to go out in groups and to remain home and go out only when absolutely necessary.

On Sunday, two new coronavirus cases were confirmed. Four patients are receiving treatment at the Intensive Therapy Unit at Mater Dei Hospital. A 72-year-old remains in critical condition.

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