The Malta Independent 22 September 2020, Tuesday

16 of 91 rescued migrants test positive for Covid-19; all are quarantined

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 20:58 Last update: about 3 months ago
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91 migrants who were rescued and admitted into Malta yesterday were all isolated and swabbed for Covid-19, a government statement read, highlighting that 16 tested positive.

"As per standard procedure, migrants arriving by boat are immediately quarantined and tested. The migrants who tested positive will continue to be isolated at the Ħal Far Initial Reception Centre and the rest will remain in quarantine and followed up."

Malta has seen a surge in Covid-19 numbers. Migrants coming to Malta are quarantined as soon as they land, however other outbreaks coming from parties and feasts, as well as other events, are seeing more community spread.

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