Sunday 7 June, 2020

105 test positive for COVID-19, death toll remains at 7

The Health Ministry confirmed that 105 people tested positive for COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus), while the death toll remained at seven.

According to an update on April 5, 2020 at 10.03 pm, 825 samples had been submitted for testing, while 105 people tested positive for the disease. 

The Ministry said the 105th person tested positive after having contact with another person who tested positive for the disease.

One person has recovered and has since been discharged.

The Ministry said of the total number of positive cases, 49 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise while three positive cases came from the group of nationals who returned from the same cruise separately from the other 68 nationals.

The Ministry again reminded the public to sanitise all surfaces and maintain all health and safety protocols including distancing, washing hands and staying safe at home. 

The Ministry said the public is strongly advised to take the following personal hygiene measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands properly with soap and water
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if water and soap are not available
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Dispose of tissue immediately after using
  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you do not have a tissue
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms
  • Practice social distancing ( (e.g. no kissing, hugging or hand-shaking, avoid unnecessary gatherings).  Stay 6 feet away from others.

Additionally, all public transportation vehicles should operate with windows open and limit their occupancy by 50 percent.

"The Ministry will continue to provide accurate information to the public in a timely fashion. The public is therefore urged to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information about COVID-19 (formerly Novel Coronavirus)."

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