The Malta Independent 21 January 2021, Thursday

Updated: Civil Court staff fume after being told not to quarantine despite Covid-19 outbreak

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 16:05 Last update: about 7 days ago

Employees at the Civil Court Registry have been left enraged after they were told not to quarantine after two of their colleagues tested positive for Covid-19, sources have told The Malta Independent.

This newsroom was informed that the remaining employees were told to do a rapid Covid-19 test but were told not to self-isolate at home.

The employees feel that they should have been asked to quarantine at home, especially given the fact that they work in a cramped office with practically no ventilation.

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The sources continued that, apart from affecting the morale of the Registry officials, the situation has also disconcerted lawyers, many of whom are keeping away from the building.

Replying to questions by this newspaper, Law Courts CEO Frank Mercieca said that those employees who received a negative result were asked not to report back for duty until all remaining colleagues receive their test result as a precautionary measure.  This measure was taken following advise from Health Authorities, he said.

“All remaining staff will be tested either today or early tomorrow morning and same procedure will be followed.”

 

 

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