Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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These are the main news reported by the leading Maltese news portals:


BirdLife Malta said that it only recognises the Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia in relation to birds regulations, and not with Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri. Source: TVM

The Ministry for Health has said that no COVID-19 cases have yet been reported in Malta. In a statement, the ministry said that in view of the current situation, Health Authorities are expanding their surveillance to cover a wider area of travel to affected areas. Source: MaltaToday

Nurses are concerned over what they say is lack of preparations by the health authorities in case a patient tests positive for the coronavirus, insisting they do not even know who the team on the frontline will be. Source: Times of Malta

The National Audit Office said it is making “every effort” to conclude an audit into the deal regarding the handing over of three public hospitals to the private sector. It was referring to the deal reached by the government for the transfer of Karen Grech, St Luke’s and Gozo General Hospital to Vitals, which was then passed on to Steward Healthcare Group. Source: The Malta Independent

President of Malta Medical Association, MAM, Martin Balzan, has confirmed with Newsbook.com.mt that two passengers arriving in Malta from Bergamo had symptoms of high fever and high temperature however it is yet to be confirmed if they are positive to coronavirus. Source: Newsbook



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