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#CORONAVIRUSMALTA: Doctors warn that COVID-19 situation is not 'as stable as claimed'

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Doctors-warn-that-COVID-19-situation-is-not-as-stable-as-claimedDoctors said on Tuesday they have not been consulted on the transition measures regarding the health service announced on Monday and their impact on the health and safety of medical personnel.

In a statement, the Medical Association of Malta (MAM) said it will be asking for urgent meetings with management.

MAM said it appreciated the government’s effort to gradually relaunch the economy and secure people’s as much as possible. 

However, it felt that the serious medical risks arising from such measures could only be prevented by honest and unbiased information, strict discipline on social distancing, and hygiene which is regulated and vigorously enforced with fines.

“The mistakes made with the voluntary quarantine following air travel should not be repeated. Furthermore full and honest information should be provided to clients about potential risks, it said.

MAM noted that the current data showed a spike in cases in the last week and the situation was not stable as claimed. 

The 14 cases reported on Saturday were equivalent to 1,700 cases in Italy in a day. Moreover, Mater Dei in the last 10 days faced the worst crisis since the start of epidemic with three wards needing to be closed, and a record 287 persons on quarantine.

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