Malta registers an increase in Covid-19 cases in hospitals

Malta has registered 13 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 340. The Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci confirmed that four of the new cases are of healthcare workers in three different hospitals; the Gozo General hospital, Zammit Clapp hospital and Karen Grech hospital. Meanwhile a woman, aged 88, was confirmed positive at Saint Vincent de Paule residence for the elderly.

The local health authorities said that the respective hospitals took the necessary measurements to control the transmission of COVID-19. Regarding the old people’s home, Prof. Gauci said that the local authorities are constantly reviewing the situation and will take the necessary measures.

Gauci appealed again to the public to avoid contact with people and to avoid going out unnecessarily in order to help stop the spreading of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Maltese government informed the European Commission that no more migrants would be allowed to enter Malta. The Government said that since the Superintendent of Public Health declared a public health emergency, it decided that allowing migrants into the country would prejudice all the efforts being made to prevent the spread of the virus. Late last night the last group of around 70 migrants were allowed to disembark in Malta.


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Source: medNews