Rumours were rife this morning that Prof. Charmaine Gauci had handed in her resignation and stepped down from the post of Public Health Superintendent however local health authorities have denies this. It was believed that this was due to differing opinions on the ease of restrictive measures introduced to combat COVID-19.
It was also announced earlier this week that Prof. Gauci’s COVID-19 updates, which have been a daily occurrence since the start of the pandemic in Malta, will now be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Malta’s medical community has publicly voiced its concern through various channels and insisted Malta’s overall public health condition may not be as stable as being made out to be. Furthermore, many health professionals have warned the Maltese islands are not COVID-19 safe as community spread is still present. However, these concerns were downplayed by Prime Minister Robert Abela during a televised interview last Sunday.
Malta has 584 confirmed COVID-19 cases at the time of writing, of which 113 are active.