Malta Identifies First Case Of Coronavirus


A 12 year old girl is Malta’s first case of coronavirus.

The 12-year-old Italian girl who lives on the Island tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Chris Fearne said.

The girl is under intensive care in a hospital, where she “is said to be responding to treatment well”, the minister revealed.

It comes less than 24 hours after doctors and nurses on the island threatened to strike if a cruise ship were allowed to dock in the capital Valletta. A previous passenger on the MSC Opera (pic below) had tested positive for the virus.

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Meanwhile, Belgium has reported 60 new cases, taking the total there to 169.

Germany also has recorded 684 cases, making the fifth most hit of the virus in any country – but no deaths has been recorded.

Also, France has recorded 613 cases and the government has applied new measures of controlling the sped of the virus by closing all schools.


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