A 92-year-old Gozitan woman has become the first victim in the Maltese Islands to perish after testing Covid-19 positive.
TVM has established the woman became tested positive while recovering in a ward at the Gozo General Hospital.
During a media conference, Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne said the woman suffered from a number of conditions including kidney and heart problems as well as being a diabetic.
While expressing deepest condolences to her family, Dr Fearne said that unfortunately this will not be the only death.
He once again warned that with the Easter period approaching family gatherings in fields and valley should be avoided.
The Deputy PM said the authorities want that any deaths should not result from any lack of care but because the virus has lethal consequences.
The media conference was also addressed by the Superintendant for Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci, who said this is a moment of great sorrow for all her colleagues and her in the health sector and emphasised the appeals made by the Deputy Prime Minister.
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Konferenza stampa mill-Ministru tas-Saħħa Dr Chris Fearne
Gepostet von Television Malta am Mittwoch, 8. April 2020