Three new Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Malta with infected persons now at 12.
The new cases involve a 45-year old Maltese man, a 40-year old Italian and a 30-year old Maltese woman who works in the health sector. These cases, confirmed by the Health Superintendent, are all imported cases and currently there is no local transmission.
Prof. Charmaine Gauci said that the Maltese man was in Munich on the 6th March and returned the day after. He developed symptoms on the 11th March.
The Italian man works online and therefore he had no contact with other persons. He traveled between the 29th February and returned on the 6th March.
The Maltese woman, who works in the health sector, was in Brussels on the 5th March and returned to work on the 10th March. She developed symptoms the day after, with Prof Gauci saying that the risk of spreading the virus is minimal because she immediately contacted the helpline. Despite this, close assessment is being made on her family and other persons who were in contact with her recently. The woman did not attend any events and therefore these persons are undergoing a risk assessment.
The first coronavirus case in Malta emerged last Saturday, with cases going up to 12. A series of measures in a political level were announced, including preventive measures that including closing schools among others.
Prof. Gauci said that more cases are expected to emerge.
More information will be forthcoming.
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