Maltese Deputy Prime Minister “Covid-19 results better than predicted”
No coronavirus cases were detected in Malta during the last 24 hours while another 33 individuals have recovered from the virus. This was announced this morning by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Chris Fearne.
During a press conference, Chris Fearne said that the rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Malta is decreasing and the results so far were better than predicted. “We have managed to reach this point because the Maltese public was responsible. The public has adhered to the instructions by the health authorities and has cooperated fully.”
According to the official statistics, more than 28,000 medical tests were carried out on individuals out of which 448 coronavirus cases were confirmed. 282 individuals have recovered so far. 60% of the confirmed cases were men. The majority of those who were affected were aged between 20-35. The Deputy Prime Minister said that the epidemic is still ongoing in Malta since there are active cases. There are 162 active number of coronavirus cases.
He declared that if the trend remains the same, then the restrictions will be eased in a gradual manner. Not every sector will be affected in the same way, once the easing of the measures starts off. However, while addressing the same conference, the Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci warned against the second wave. She urged the public to continue adhering to the measures imposed by the authorities.
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