• Ryan Calleja Urry

9 PM Curfew Recommended As Malta's Cases Show No Signs Of Slowing Down 😳




Mater Dei In Trouble ⏱


With Malta's cases still hitting triple digits on a daily basis, the Medical Association of Malta have issued multiple warnings surrounding our national hospital's capacity for more patients.


The MAM have claimed that the medical wards, and intensive care unit, will soon be overflowing with people if strict measures are not put into place.





"MAM has repeatedly warned that daily rates should be kept below 100 per day, otherwise the health care system might not cope with the load. That point is now dangerously close."



In light of the above, the MAM have recommended a 9pm weekend curfew, for at least two weeks. They've also suggested that COVID-19 measures in social hotspots like Paceville and Bugibba are strengthened and taken much more seriously.


It's also recommended that the curfew is enforced on the 2 days following Carnival Sunday.



"MAM has repeatedly warned that daily rates should be kept below 100 per day, otherwise the health care system might not cope with the load. That point is now dangerously close."





In their statement on Friday, MAM said they were “seriously preoccupied” with the “persistently high number” of daily cases, which are now averaging over 150 a day.



"A minority of people chose to have a good time & ignored preventive measures between Christmas to New Year, causing the number of daily cases to rise sharply by four times for a period of a few weeks."




Post-Season Spike 📈


If we're being honest, this rise in cases isn't exactly a surprise following all the end of year celebrations. Still though, we must remain vigilant and maintain safety procedures in order to not exceed hospital limits. We'll keep you updated as things develop.





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