The Malta Independent 3 June 2020, Wednesday

Pharmacists call for immediate lockdown, travel ban

Sunday, 15 March 2020, 08:48 Last update: about 4 months ago

While acknowledging that it might be considered a draconian measure by some, the Kamra tal-Ispizjara ta Malta strongly urges Prime  Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister For Health, to order an immediate lockdown and travel ban and implement this without delay in a further effective attempt to ensure the “flattening of the curve” of the covid-19 spread, in the words of our learned public health and infection control experts.

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The Chamber of Pharmacists call endorses those of its colleagues in the CMTU, conjoined and separately MAM, MUBE, UHM and other unions, confederations and significantly medical specialists associations; these organizations are taking up the advice of our European umbrella organizations who have preceded us in this unprecedented fast evolvement of the situation and advising us that it’s better to be decisive and draconian than reactive.

The chamber supports fully such a decision to safeguard further the population, especially the most vulnerable, our precious Pharmacists, healthcare professionals and other healthcare workers in public and private practice whom we salute and never cease to thank for their professionalism, commitment and self denial. 

Several unions have made the same plea for a lockdown, with the government replying that medical experts are suggesting that this is not the time to do it.

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