COVID-19 pandemic in Malta

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COVID-19 pandemic in Malta
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date7 March 2020
(3 years, 8 months and 3 weeks)
Confirmed cases1862[1]
Active cases538[1]
Government website

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.[2] After a few days, both her parents were found positive for Coronavirus as well.

As of 30 August 2020, Malta has reported 1862 confirmed cases, 1313 recoveries and 11 deaths; 538 cases remain active.[3]

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.[4]

WHO praised the Maltese government's response to the pandemic,[5] 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.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Novel Coronavirus". Malta's Ministry for Health. Archived from the original on 2020-07-27. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. "Malta's first coronavirus cases are girl and parents". Times of Malta. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  3. "COVID-19 Updates, Advice & Information - Newspoint - University of Malta". University of Malta. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2020.[permanent dead link]
  4. "As it happened: Lockdown for 118,000 people; five new COVID-19 cases". Times of Malta. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. "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.
  6. "Establishments and activities can re-open as from Monday - Prime Minister - TVM News". Retrieved 10 May 2020.