Name: COVID-19 (or coronavirus) | Status: Pandemic (WHO) | Vaccine: Now available, even in the Maltese Islands (as of late December 2020).
Affects: Respiratory system | Transmission: Primarily via coughing / sneezing and other direct contact with already infected persons.
Common Symptoms: Fever, cough and shortness of breath. Can take between 2 to 14 days (possibly longer) to develop. Affected persons can also be asymptomatic.
Elderly and Vulnerable: Avoid leaving your residence unless in cases of emergency.
Questions: People with symptoms or suspicion of COVID-19 should contact the Public Health Authority on freephone 111 or +356 2132 4086.
This advice is meant as a guideline only and should not be used in lieu of expert medical advice. Furthermore, information contained herein is correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change and may change in the future.