A Maltese doctor has taken to social media to look for accommodation that can host high-risk men and women who are on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.
Andrew Dimech reached out to the popular Facebook group The Salott to see if anyone would be able to offer a place for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and others who are at risk of being infected with the coronavirus to stay temporarily.
“I am a doctor currently undergoing preparations for what may be inevitable.”
“A lot of my colleagues, being nurses, doctors, physiotherapists etc are ready to put ourselves on the frontline and do our best to minimise the collateral damage coming our way.”
Dimech is looking for accommodation for high-risk individuals while they work to combat COVID-19, so to not infect their loved one at home.
“In all the meetings we had, our major concern and issue has been isolating ourselves from our loved ones when we get back home.”
Medical staff are currently working round-the-clock to help circumvent the spread of COVID-19 with Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne announcing that Malta and Gozo will have 680 beds will be made available should there be a significant outbreak.
“No, we do not make tons of money as seems to be the general impression. No, we do not live lavish lifestyles,” Dimech said.
“If anyone in this group has any place where high-risk individuals can be hosted, ideally without being of great financial burden kindly get in touch with me.”
Yesterday, three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. The total number of cases is now up to 21, with two people already recovering from the virus.