The Supt. of Public Health, Prof Charmaine Gauci has given the latest update in connection with the first Maltese person to have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Malta.
She said that the man is a doctor at Mater Dei who travelled on 1 March to Northern Italy. He returned on 8 March and began experiencing symptoms the next day, in order words, he contracted the virus while he was abroad.
She said that investigations were carried out to see where he went on his return and it resulted that he had followed the instructions and remained at home under self-quarantine and stayed away from his family.
The health authorities have confirmed that he did not go back into work at Mater Dei, with Prof Gauci stressing that the case was not transmitted from the hospital.
The doctor’s son, who was with him on holiday, is also under quarantine and did not go to school. His family, although they did not travel, have also remained under quarantine. To date, none of them have experienced any symptoms.
First Maltese person found to be infected by Coronavirus