One of Malta’s most prominent musicians has taken to social media to call out “those in charge” for taking their time in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Malta – we always play the waiting game,” Ira Losco started in a new Facebook post.
“WAKE UP!! Why is it that people have to always go haywire before the ‘people in charge’ make a move!?”
Losco’s comments come as two major Maltese schools announce shutdown procedures, travel has been banned to several countries and Malta’s entertainment industry grinds to a halt.
The Maltese singer went and X Factor Malta judge went to say that Malta needs to follow international models that work.
“We have a model to follow. Countries going under lockdown out of their own choice for prevention. Can’t we for once go with prevention is better than cure?” she asked.
She ended by calling on the Maltese community to respect one another in these difficult times.
“And another thing – stop being incompetent and inconsiderate!” Losco said.
Here are the official guidelines to follow if you are concerned about your health:
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 an affected country, do not break self-quarantine rules or you will be subject to a 1000 euro fine.
You can call +356 21324086 for advice.
Avoid calling 112 unless it is a real emergency. That emergency line is crucial in saving lives in peril, and having it be flooded with calls on the coronavirus could have fatal consequences.