Only follow the advice of medical experts – Malta Medical Association

The Malta Medical Association (MAM) is urging the public to be disciplined and just follow the advice of medical experts. In a statement the MAM expressed its concerns about the proposals of the Prime Minister which it said have no scientific basis and go against the advice of Public Health experts.

The MAM said that last week there were three fatalities and the situation is not exactly rosy. It said that transmission in the community is still there and will probably get worse, once the tourist season opens. It said the number of new cases is low because the public has been responsible and the rush to release measures will be a risk to public health.

The Association criticised the removal of fines for those who breach quarantine or those who do not maintain social distance. It said that it believes in the rule of law and that no politician should undermine the work of the police, the state prosecutors or the judiciary for any crime. It also said that those who place the life of others in danger should not be rewarded.

The MAM said that removing the enforcement of the regulations makes the hundreds of thousands of tests which were carried out and all the contact tracing ineffective, while the isolation of cases will be more difficult. It said that this will lead to the virus being spread again.

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