Malta considered unsafe after a surge in Covid-19 cases
Coronavirus cases in Malta continued to surge with 31 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. Malta has 505 active cases, 299 were registered during the last week while 54 patients have recovered, 44 of them are migrants.
While addressing a press conference this afternoon, the Superintendent of Public Health, Charmaine Gauci, said that one of the five patients at the Infectious Disease Unit, is in unstable condition and another three patients are in intensive care.
Malta has banned all mass events, and that there could only be one person for every 4 metres squared. This has been extended to bars, nightclubs and discos. There is also a capping on the amount of people.
Meanwhile, Malta is increasingly being considered as an unsafe destination in view of its COVID-19. Travellers from Malta to UK will be forced to quarantine for 14 days and Denmark has banned all non-essential travel to Malta. The Danish travel company FolkeFerie, which runs the Mellieha Holiday Centre popularly referred to as the Danish Village, has informed its clients that all upcoming holidays to Malta have had to be cancelled. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia are requesting a 2-week quarantine on arrivals from Malta. Such a quarantine is recommended, though not mandated, in Belgium and the Netherlands. All arrivals are to be tested in Italy, with some Italian regions imposing a quarantine over and above this requirement.