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Prof. Charmaine Gauci and her team nominated for the European Citizen’s Award

The continuous trend of a decrease in Covid-19 cases in Malta – no new case was registered in more than 600 swab tests, was again appreciated among others by the Maltese deputies in the European Parliament who jointly nominated Professor Charmaine Gauci and all those who worked to contain the pandemic for the European Citizen’s Award.

For the fourth consecutive day, the health authorities said they registered no new coronavirus case in the past 24 hours till mid-day. In their daily update, the authorities said they carried out 567 swab tests which registered no positive case. On the other hand, they said that another person has recovered from the virus, with active cases now stand at 21.

Although during the past 10 days, no persons resulted positive to Covid-19 on various days, the virus is still there and therefore the authorities continued to encourage the public to follow restrictions during this new virus normality, including with the washing of hands, social distancing and the use of masks even if the medical emergency introduced last March, ended today.

Meanwhile, the six Maltese Europarliamentarians of both parties joined together to nominate for the European Citizen Award the Public Health Superintendent Prof. Charmaine Gauci, her team and all professionals and volunteers in health care, who assisted in coordinating the work for the containment of the virus pandemic.

The Maltese MEPs stated that the leadership of Professor Gauci, together with her team of dedicated professionals and the many volunteers, meant that Malta and Gozo were able to react effectively to the pandemic. They added that Prof. Gauci and her team are witness of Maltese and European values in the promotion of an approach based on science in the health care and other measures aimed at containing the virus pandemic, and therefore they deserve to be recognised with the European Citizen’s Award which honours persons and organisations who excel in their contribution to society.