The Malta Independent 5 August 2021, Thursday

Minister Michael Farrugia admitted to hospital two days after testing positive for Covid-19

Albert Galea Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 15:24 Last update: about 15 days ago

Minister Michael Farrugia has been admitted to hospital, days after testing positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson for his ministry confirmed with The Malta Independent that Farrugia is currently in hospital and that he is under observation.

Farrugia announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.


A doctor by profession, Farrugia is the Minister for the Elderly and Active Ageing.

Malta currently has 2,177 active cases and, as of the last update provided by health authorities on Tuesday afternoon, 18 Covid-positive patients are receiving treatment in connection with the virus.

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