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65 NEWLY-ARRIVED MIGRANTS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

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65-migrantiMigrants who were brought to Malta by the AFM on Monday have been placed in isolation after 65 tested positive for COVID-19.

The Health Ministry said 85 of the group of 94 migrants had been tested so far, of whom 65 were positive.

"As per usual procedure, migrants arriving by boat are immediately quarantined for 14 days and tested. The migrants who are positive will continue to be isolated at the Ħal Far Initial Reception Centre and the rest will remain in quarantine and followed up," the ministry said. 

Swab tests from another nine migrants are pending and will be issued on Tuesday night.

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