A pharmacy in Balzan temporarily closed its doors after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The Balzan pharmacy closed its doors on Thursday for fumigation that targets the virus, and other members of staff who had prolonged contact with the infected employee will now follow mandatory quarantine.
Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci urged everyone who visited the pharmacy last Monday or Tuesday to self-isolate for two weeks in case they had contracted the virus from the pharmacist.
Meanwhile, new safety measures were introduced to prevent the spread of the virus, such as a new set distance between patients and the counter, perspex screens and frequent wiping down of surfaces with alcohol.
The pharmacy has reopened its doors for service as of today.
Malta has so far registered 64 coronavirus patients, out of which two have officially recovered. However, an unspecified number of patients have already been sent home, where they will self-quarantine for two weeks before they will be tested again for the virus.
A 71-year-old patient has developed complications related to bilateral pneumonia, although he is not in a critical state. The rest of the patients are in good condition.
If you believe you are suffering from the coronavirus, follow the following guidelines:
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, as you would with the flu.
Do not go to Mater Dei, the emergency department, health centres, private clinics, or pharmacies. Stay home and call the public health authority’s helpline 111.
If you are returning from any country, do not break self-quarantine rules or you will be subject to a 3000 euro fine.