Healthcare workers will undergo increased COVID-19 testing according to Health Minister Chris Fearne.
Fearne announced earlier today that healthcare staff will be subject to increased testing following news that a 54-year-old male healthcare worker working shifts at both Mater Dei and Mount Carmel Hospital has been infected with COVID-19.
— Chris Fearne (@chrisfearne) April 7, 2020
The 54-year-old healthcare worker was just one of 14 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus confirmed yesterday – all of which were transmitted locally.
555 tests were also conducted yesterday and one person at ITU is using a ventilator but his situation is slowly improving.
If you believe you are suffering from the coronavirus, follow the following guidelines:
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, as you would with the flu.
Do not go to Mater Dei, the emergency department, health centres, private clinics, or pharmacies. Stay home and call the public health authority’s helpline 111.
If you are returning from any country, do not break self-quarantine rules or you will be subject to a €10,000 fine.
Public gatherings of more than three persons are also no longer allowed, with the police now able to dish out a €100 fine.
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