Press Release – Coronavirus Update as at 25.02.2020

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has now spread to various countries. At this point, there are no COVID- 19 cases in Malta. In view of the current situation, the Health Authorities are expanding their surveillance to cover a wider area of travel to affected areas.

People who have fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of visiting the following countries:

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Coronavirus Update: Persons who travelled to one of the effected countries

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In lieu of the recent Coronavirus Outbreak in neighbouring countries, The Ministry for Education and the Ministry of Health have issued a set of guidelines for those students/educators/staff that have recently returned from one of the effected countries. The persons who have recently travelled to the countries listed below are asked to stay at home for 14 days and if they develop symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, they need to phone the Disease Prevention and Control Unit (IDCU) within the Superintendence of Public Health, Ministry for Health on Tel. no 21324086 and the unit will guide them accordingly. The countries are: China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, ie. all the north of Italy above Tuscany).

Please refer to the letter circulars issued by the Office of Ms. Maria Mc Namara by clicking on the links below:

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Circular in ENGLISH

Survey for Educators in All Teaching Grades

From the Office of Ms.Maria Mc Namara, Director General, Educational Services

The Ministry for Education and Employment and the Malta Union of Teachers have felt the need to identify the immediate challenges that educators in the various teaching and administrative grades have to face in the conduct of their roles. Part of the study, which is being carried out by Professor Mark Borg, includes a series of questionnaire surveys with education administrators, Primary schoolteachers, Secondary schoolteachers, LSEs, and KGEs.

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