Topping one of the most essential lists right now, Malta has come out as the most trusted healthcare system in the whole European Union, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced earlier today.
“I am humbled by our people’s trust,” Fearne said on Facebook. “Together we will beat this pandemic.”
Closely following our small Mediterranean island are Scandinavian giants Denmark and Finland, with Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary bringing the rear.
France and Italy, two of the most robust healthcare systems in the whole world, placed just a little over the EU27 average when it came to trust. To this day, Italy has recorded the second largest number of deaths in the continent, trailing only behind the United Kingdom.
Malta has been frequently praised for how it dealt with the global COVID-19 pandemic. After the first month of response, the World Health Organisation had already considered our small island “a model country” in dealing with COVID-19.
With a total of 489 confirmed cases, Malta has only had five deaths, and there are now just 65 active cases. Health authorities announced a cautious easing of restrictions last week, and are expected to roll out more in the coming weeks.