Sunday 20 September 2020
Select a region

Health workers among confirmed virus cases

Health workers among confirmed virus cases

Friday 03 April 2020

Health workers among confirmed virus cases


Health workers are among the 96 islanders officially confirmed to have contracted covid-19, it has been confirmed.

According to the latest statistics released at 15:05 yesterday, 872 tests have confirmed a negative result, while 247 remain pending.

At a press conference broadcast on social media, Dr Ivan Muscat, who is leading the island's response to the virus outbreak, confirmed that some frontline health workers had the illness, though he was unable to give an exact number.

He added that each of those affected was in self-isolation and that their contacts had been traced and isolated as well as a precaution.

Elsewhere in the conference, he reaffirmed that the Health Department should have "adequate stock [of PPE] for the immediate few weeks" and that more was on order, noting that hospitals around the globe are "going through PPE at a considerable rate".

WATCH: The full briefing with Dr Ivan Muscat...

Sign up to newsletter

 

Comments

Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.

Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

There are no comments for this article.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?