Earlier this morning, Deputy Prime Minister, Chris Fearne and Health Superintendent, Prof. Charmaine Gauci, announced in a press conference an update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Malta.
With 52 new cases as of today, Malta altogether has 293 cases of COVID-19. According to nationality, there are 44 Maltese, 4 Gozitans and 4 foreigners living in Malta.
It is important to note that some of these new cases were not showing symptoms or were showing very weak symptoms.
Fearne insisted that the authorities were expecting this figure to come out a few days ago according to the model curve predicted. He continued to say how he was not surprised by the numbers since it was expected to reach that amount.
Gauci emphasized that the measures taken of social distancing and that people are to stay home unless for necessary situations is important since it is evident that there is a local transmission and you never know who you will meet that might be carrying the virus.