|COVID-19 pandemic in Malta|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||7 March 2020|
(3 years, 8 months and 3 weeks)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the first case of coronavirus disease in Malta was an Italian 12-year-old girl on 7 March 2020. The girl and her family were in self-isolation. After a few days, both her parents were found positive for Coronavirus as well.
A mandatory quarantine was forced on travelers and those who were possibly in contact with those who traveled abroad.
A mandatory lockdown was imposed on those over the age of 65, those suffering from chronic health conditions and members of their households.
WHO praised the Maltese government's response to the pandemic, before the number of cases rose to 52 on 7 April. On May Day, given that the rate of the virus was below 0, the first reopening measures were announced.
References[change | change source]
- "Malta's first coronavirus cases are girl and parents". Times of Malta. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
- "COVID-19 Updates, Advice & Information - Newspoint - University of Malta". University of Malta. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2020.[permanent dead link]
- "As it happened: Lockdown for 118,000 people; five new COVID-19 cases". Times of Malta. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "Coronavirus: 'An Example To Follow': WHO Europe Regional Director Gives Shout-Out To Malta's COVID-19 Measures". LovinMalta. 28 March 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "Establishments and activities can re-open as from Monday - Prime Minister - TVM News". Retrieved 10 May 2020.