A Breakdown of COVID-19 in Malta

Posted On March 19, 2020

Happy Public Holiday, Malta! COVID-19 has spread fear and paranoia all over the island since the first case appeared on our island on the 7th of March. It has only been nine days since our country has been under attack by the virus along with the rest of the world.

Here’s a brief on what’s been going on.

As of today, Malta has 53 cases of the infamous corona virus. The first two cases have recovered from the virus successfully so far however remain under quarantine. The majority of the cases were brought to the island since the infected persons went abroad to countries such as Italy, England, Spain, as well as Brussels. However, a few of the cases were also transmitted from those who had gone abroad to locals. So far, no one has died from the corona virus in Malta.

Thus, Prof. Charmaine Gauci, the Superintendent of Public Health, insists that people are to stay at home and avoid contact with people through her daily live updates. People with chronic diseases are strictly advised to be more careful since they are more at risk.

The Prime Minister, Robert Abela, also issued that schools all over the island are to be closed until the 17th of April. Nearer to the date, Childcare centers, restaurants, cafes, gyms and cinemas were also issued to close for the time being. As of this Saturday, Malta will not be allowing any inbound flights to land on the Maltese Islands. People are also being advised to not use the Gozo Channel unless necessary. Changes have also been made to the Gozo Channel and Tallinja timetables.

This emphasizes that the Maltese Islands are in a partial lockdown.

Written by Corrine Zahra

0 Comments

Related Posts

The Your FuturEU Campaign has been Launched by KSU

The Your FuturEU Campaign has been Launched by KSU

The Your FuturEU Campaign was launched earlier this morning by KSU at the Mediterranean Conference Center, co-financed by the European Union. For Europe to remain relevant, it must seek to greater dialogue with its citizens on matters that are relevant, in a language...

BCOM Students Outraged by FEMA Controversy

BCOM Students Outraged by FEMA Controversy

First year BCOM students are enraged by what has happened today as they were informed that all students taking the EMA1008 study unit will be failing due to a partial amount of students that were caught cheating. Innocent students are angry because all of their hard...

SDM presents its new team for 2020/21

SDM presents its new team for 2020/21

The Annual General Meeting which has been held today, 29th December 2020, has marked the start of another term for student organisation, Studenti Demokristjani Maltin (SDM). Sheldon Zerafa, the newly elected SDM President, will be leading a team consisting of mainly...