Malta has registered six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 384 cases since March, 7. This was confirmed by the Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci who declared that the local health authorities are expecting an increase in the COVID-19 cases.
Prof. Gauci also said that till now the health authorities cannot find out exactly how people are getting infected with the virus, and declared that Malta can only return to normality when the cases start to increase and when the authorities manage to control the local transmissions.
The new cases announced today include three foreigners, one of them a Maroccan migrant residing at the Ħal Far open centre, and the other two are a Norwegian woman and a Nepalese, both living in Malta. The other three cases are three Maltese man, aged between 32 and 59.
The Superintendent of Public Health said that she feels disappointed that not everyone is following the authorities’ measures; referring to over 100 people who were fined on Easter Sunday. She also said that the public is continuously being urged to remain at home to avoid the spread of the coronavirus within the community. “If people do not follow the orders, authorities would have to implement more rigid measures,” added Prof. Gauci.