The health authorities have revealed that over 500 foreign students who came to Malta to study English tested positive for COVID-19. This means at least a quarter of the island’s active cases are young, mostly unvaccinated, students who travelled to the island. Times of Malta was informed by the health ministry about this following Malta’s placing on the EU’s travel red list.
A spokesperson for the health ministry also told the newsroom that approximately 60% of the the daily cases are non-residents. The higher proportion of cases is situated in the under-19 age group. With language schools being forced to close last week to slow the rising spike in cases, hundreds of students are in Malta, with many in mandatory quarantine. Repatriation flights are also being planned, although it is unsure who will take charge in terms of paying the return.
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