Malta's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

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  • Friday, 01 Apr 2022

VALLETTA, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Malta's Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Fearne said on social media that he took the swab test after feeling mild symptoms just days after celebrating the general election result in a packed counting hall.

The deputy prime minister said he is in quarantine and will continue working remotely.

Fearne was among cabinet members and their families gathered at the Palace in Valletta on Wednesday for a swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet after the weekend's electoral victory.

Malta recorded 760 new cases of the virus on Thursday, the highest recorded in almost three months as the country sees a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections.

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