The Malta Independent 20 June 2021, Sunday

PM in quarantine as wife tests positive for Covid-19 on same day she takes the jab

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 22:31 Last update: about 3 months ago

Prime Minister Robert Abela has gone into quarantine after his wife Lydia tested positive for  Covid-19 on the same day she received the vaccine.

In a Facebook post, Abela said his wife tested positive after doing a test because of upcoming engagements they had.

He said Lydia Abela is in good health and has no symptoms. Abela said he and his daughter Georgia Mae tested negative.


“Naturally, this means that we have to observe a period of quarantine,” he wrote. “Thanks to technology, I will continue with my work, including important meetings, in the coming days.”

Marti Lydia rriżultat pożittiva għall-Covid-19 wara test li għamlet minħabba impenji li kellna fil-jiem li ġejjin. ...

Posted by Robert Abela on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Earlier in the day, Lydia Abela said she had taken her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

She wrote that she was proud that Malta has the best vaccination rate in Europe and that this process would lead to “better times.”

Illum, flimkien ma’ mijiet ta’ persuni oħra, ħadt l-ewwel doża tal-vaċċin kontra l-Covid-19. Kburija li dan il-pajjiż...

Posted by Lydia Abela on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

She urged all those aged over 30 to register for the jab.

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