Chris Fearne

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Chris Fearne said : “We are not only interested in the number of new cases, but also the number of people being admitted into hospital and the ITU,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I can understand that there are stories but I can tell you these are the facts and I’m telling you the facts,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “By the end of this month, 70% of healthcare workers will have been vaccinated and by mid-February, every healthcare worker will have received the vaccine,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “13,275 COVID-19 jabs will be administered in Malta by Monday, the 18th of January” External link

gozonews Monday, January 18, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Whereas other countries had vaccinated 1% of the population, Malta’s percentage stood at 2.7% and is one of the countries with the highest reach in Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 15, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “By the end of this month, 70% of healthcare workers will have been vaccinated and by mid-February, every healthcare worker will have received the vaccine,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 15, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are one team. The Prime Minister and I are on the same page. We take decisions together” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “At the moment we are being cautious how to interpret results since the number of genome sequencing tests is small. But on present evidence, the Christmas and New Year effect seems to be significant. We are continuing to look for evidence of community spread of the UK variant, but at the moment this does not appear to be widespread. We need to keep vigilant and responsible since a rise in numbers now will translate in increased ITU occupancy in two weeks’ time” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "If the main reason is linked to lack of discipline over the holidays we can expected the numbers to start dropping again after a fortnight, if the reason is seasonality or the new variant, we may have to take additional measures in the coming days to control the spread," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne noted : “so far we have been defending against the virus, but now we can start attacking” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We have managed to increase a previous amount of 500,000 by 100,000,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “If not, we will all suffer the consequences afterwards,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Although this period is usually a time to socialise and get together with family and friends, this year we all need to make a sacrifice in order to keep everyone safe and remain in good health,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “While all indications point that it isn’t more virulent, we understand that it could be more contagious and is causing more new infections than seen previously,” “This is not the first time this particular strain has been observed. A variant of it also exists in South Africa, however for an assortment of reasons it hadn’t really affected us.This strain is more interesting as it seems to be transmitting faster than the norm” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “While our biggest asset remains our people, we must also keep improving the tools we need to work with,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We’ve had a number of meetings, including this week, and it looks like things are moving in the right direction,” “The plan is to keep discussions going and we have another meeting scheduled right before Christmas” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “According to the information provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) there were 369 deaths related to obesity in 2019,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “At the beginning of this pandemic we were concerned that we would be left for last due to Malta’s small market size, and so I personally insisted in the council of ministers that the EU should buy the vaccine as a bloc, and then distribute it accordingly,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 27, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “In Malta the numbers are much lower than in other countries out of every 100 people, 96 are negative and only 4 are positive, which is among the lowest rates in Europe and which means that the measures we implemented are working well,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 27, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne explained : “LAMAs is a medicine, in the form of an inhaler which the individual can take at home in their own comfort with no need to go to hospital, which means that this benefits both the individual and the hospital itself as there will be less of a burden on hospital resources,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "The plans for these companies are to finish the trials by end of December. If those trials go well, they will then begin manufacturing the vaccine. If there is a problem with the trials, the vaccines will be delayed," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "There are still a few weeks to go, it's too early to say what will happen," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "We hope we won't have to use them," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “There are other things apart from COVID, even medically,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We understand that globally the pandemic has grown and edging towards the winter months the situation has become more difficult as was anticipated,” “The government, more than suggests, has written into law what measures need to be followed in response. But this depends on all of us and in the coming weeks, especially in the lead up to Christmas. It’s excessively important that everyone is responsible and that the measures that the government has put into place are obeyed” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “It’s not wise to have the entire population vaccinated in one go because of herd immunity,” “The vaccine has a time limit on how effective it remains which begins to wane over time, so it’s important to support herd immunity by vaccinating different groups of people at different times” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "The coming weeks, for all of Europe, and Malta is part of Europe, could be the toughest since the war. This is, therefore, the time to show solidarity, to forget partisan politics, and to work together for Malta to successfully emerge from this pandemic," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “This will make it possible to do the thousand rapid tests a day without hindrance to the thousands of normal tests that are being done daily in the six existing hubs,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “From Friday, the staff at care homes will have access to rapid testing which can see results in 15 to 30 minutes. Staff at care homes test regularly. This will alleviate problems associated with staff having to miss shifts because they are awaiting test results,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about Commission ) : “Like we always do, we will be discussing with the European Commission. I am confident that we will reach an agreement with the Commission” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Evidence shows that people under 50 are increasingly growing tired of the situation and reasoning that it was better if they contracted the infection to get it over and done with. But this is wrong because there is no guarantee the person will not contract the infection again and worse, it could also put vulnerable people at risk,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “So far it did not result that we had a big amount of cases in the community because we opened schools,” “It is still early so we can’t reach conclusions one way or another; but in Malta nor in other countries with open schools has it resulted that there was an increase in cases” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “These are €5 million which we are investing in our elderly. This means that every pensioner who has to take this medication will be saving around €400 every year,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “This means that COVID-19 Positive patients are detected early to decrease the chances of community transmission,” External link

bay Monday, September 28, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne wrote ( about Adrian Delia ) : "I do not need the guidance of Delia on matters of national interest. Maltese politics deserves seriousness, not theatrics," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The consequence of a whole generation of children missing a whole year of formal education is big. When one considers how short childhood is and how much one learns in just a year, as well as how that time never comes back, having a whole generation of children not attending school will have its consequences,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The consequence of a whole generation of children missing a whole year of formal education is big. When one considers how short childhood is and how much one learns in just a year, as well as how that time never comes back, having a whole generation of children not attending school will have its consequences,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are doing our utmost to ensure that students are safe and that all the measures are in place at schools,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “On Keith Schembri, the PM had said that he had trust in him and he would decide on his fate. The PM had met ministers individually after Panamagate. The discussion was mostly on Konrad Mizzi. Keith Schembri was not up for discussion,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne says : “It was not a free vote,” “In the third case , we followed the direction of the party whip” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “The remit for investigations lies with the institutions responsible. My job was to ensure institutions did their job. It’s not for cabinet to investigate” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “And political responsibility was shouldered. Having a prime minister and minister resign is no joke” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “I could have quit, but I chose to work from the inside” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “Yes, responsibility was assumed. Konrad Mizzi was removed from his ministry. And later reelected” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “I’ll say it again. Konrad Mizzi was reelected on the first count” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “At the time I saw no link between Mizzi’s Panama account and that deal. I’m not here to defend anyone” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “I will wait for this inquiry’s conclusions before I comment. There were often discussions with the prime minister or cabinet, but I was never told to do something by anyone” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne says ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “The remit was under Projects Malta and Konrad Mizzi,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I don’t think the question is related to the COVID situation, and so I will leave it to other competent people to answer that question,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “If you keep asking the same questions, you will receive the same answers,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "Social distancing is so essential that if it remains evident that there are significant breaches, we will need to legislate further to ensure it is observed" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "key elements for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic successfully" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "We need to be responsible, for the good of those most at risk”. Visits to residential homes for the elderly have been restricted to one member of the family and must be held behind perspex screens. Hospital visits will also be reduced to one hour a day and one visitor per patient. Fearne was speaking alongside Prime Minister Robert Abela, who has been heavily criticised for his decision to allow large-scale events to go ahead. " External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 7, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We must continue to protect the most vulnerable in society,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 7, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "We need to be responsible, for the good of those most at risk”. Visits to residential homes for the elderly have been restricted to one member of the family and must be held behind perspex screens. Hospital visits will also be reduced to one hour a day and one visitor per patient. He was speaking alongside Prime Minister Robert Abela, who has been heavily criticised for his decision to allow large-scale events to go ahead. Fearne and Abela are speaking after a meeting with social and economic stakeholders and medical unions on Thursday night where they discussed the worsening situation. Abela said that measures presented by Superintendent of Public Health had reached " External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 7, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are set on making sure that the agreement is of benefit to everyone in the country,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I did not even know about the existence of this memorandum of understanding,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "until there is a vaccine the COVID-19 pandemic around the world will continue to exist" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne admitted ( about Chris Fearne ) : "there is competition with those in America for the vaccine, but Malta was instrumental in getting this process started, so when the vaccine is available our country will have access to this treatment and avoid the pandemic from starting again. He made reference to concerns made by many scientists and medics who have highlighted the fact that next winter, due to the increase in flu which comes every year, the country will experience a larger and worse wave, due to COVID-19. Fearne said " External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne states : “every facet of our daily life has a bearing on our mental well-being” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne added : “Observing two-metre social distancing will remain important even after lifting the ban on public gatherings exceeding 75 persons. Consequently, it will still be recommended to avoid huge crowds,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 15, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We will be insisting that more people take the seasonal influenza vaccine come October,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We have introduced measures to minimise risk that are also a burden for businesses but we are telling them that government is here to shoulder part of that burden through rental and electricity subsidies, and encouraging people to spend money,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “That is a very, very low rate,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “All the systems are in place in case we have a second wave of infections and we also have an early detection system. We can know what might happen ahead,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne confirms : “Mass gatherings are not allowed yet. For the moment I cannot predict what will be allowed in October. It all depends on the situation. We are taking it a day at a time. Thank you,” External link

bay Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about The Deputy ) : “We have won the COVID-19 war. We now how to win the peace. The fact that there still is the war in other countries, does not mean that we have to remain living with these measures in place,” External link

bay Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about Mater Dei ) : “By the end of this year Mater Dei Hospital will be one of the few centres in Europe that can receive these types of patients, offer the best quality service, without any danger to the medical staff,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne explained : "On average, it takes 16 days, from the date a person tests positive until they recover," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about Mater Dei ) : "By the end of the year, Mater Dei will be one of the few centres in Europe which can deal with patients suffering from these types of diseases, while offering a service of the best quality and without being of any danger to medical staff," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “because we have been on the right track from the beginning, the responsibility and sacrifices of many are bearing fruit” External link

gozonews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “because we have been on the right track from the beginning, the responsibility and sacrifices of many are bearing fruit” External link

gozonews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne replied : “the lifting of restrictions could lead to higher coronavirus numbers in the future” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne replied : “While they are right, government must look to strike a balance between the nation’s physical health and the long-term effects of the economy” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “First we controlled the wave which could have led to a tragedy, and which did lead to a tragedy in many other countries, and now we are looking to address things like social issues, and also look after the economy, so that we don’t come to a situation where the economy is so bad that we cannot provide health services,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “It is true that we are relaxing some measures, but we cannot relax our attitude, we cannot relax our responsibilities, and we cannot relax the discipline we had as a country,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “As regards sport, we understand the importance of training and exercise but we are now referring towards individual sport that has no contact which will return as from next Friday,” “There are a number of sports such as tennis and diving among others which can now be held. As regards, training it’s important that one honours the new social distance rules of having a group of six which can be formed by either five athletes and one coach or six athletes” External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 18, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “After listening to the concerns raised over the past weeks, we decided to drop the big brother approach and allow elderly people to be responsible for their own behaviour,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 18, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are making our position known as we do not want some country to issue a ban on medicine to other countries,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “In the coming weeks, we will have some 200 new nurses. This is important because if the pandemic taught us anything, it was that those countries who did best were those who had the strongest and most prepared healthcare systems,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "Once we ensure that we do not have an increase in Coronavirus cases due to the relaxing of measures, we can start to ease other restrictive measures," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Learning to live with the virus does not mean we have to keep living like we did in the last two months, but we need to adapt,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I am very proud that our health system, over the years, has become so robust that it did not just respond to [the coronavirus pandemic], not only recover from it, but also add new services such as these,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The virus is still with us,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne warned : “If the R factor rises above 1 and remains there, we may have to go back,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “From the very beginning, we started identifying every positive case by carrying out many tests, which we are still doing, isolating them, and keeping the people around them in quarantine. This kept the number of new positive cases to a minimum,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 1, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “At first, so as to devote all our resources to the coronavirus, we reduced some health services and now we need to start increasing these services once more carrying out ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, endoscopies, screening, echos all these must start to be increased again,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 1, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The most important thing is solidarity towards each other It is important that we make contact with people who are at home and are alone, because knowing that there is someone who is thinking about you is of great help,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 1, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne explicou : "Seus contatos com outras pessoas têm sido mínimos. A menina não foi à escola e seus pais não foram trabalhar, além de não terem deixado sua casa" External link

noticias-terra-br Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT



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Chris Fearne

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Chris Fearne said : “We are not only interested in the number of new cases, but also the number of people being admitted into hospital and the ITU,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I can understand that there are stories but I can tell you these are the facts and I’m telling you the facts,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “By the end of this month, 70% of healthcare workers will have been vaccinated and by mid-February, every healthcare worker will have received the vaccine,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “13,275 COVID-19 jabs will be administered in Malta by Monday, the 18th of January” External link

gozonews Monday, January 18, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Whereas other countries had vaccinated 1% of the population, Malta’s percentage stood at 2.7% and is one of the countries with the highest reach in Europe,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 15, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “By the end of this month, 70% of healthcare workers will have been vaccinated and by mid-February, every healthcare worker will have received the vaccine,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, January 15, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are one team. The Prime Minister and I are on the same page. We take decisions together” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “At the moment we are being cautious how to interpret results since the number of genome sequencing tests is small. But on present evidence, the Christmas and New Year effect seems to be significant. We are continuing to look for evidence of community spread of the UK variant, but at the moment this does not appear to be widespread. We need to keep vigilant and responsible since a rise in numbers now will translate in increased ITU occupancy in two weeks’ time” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "If the main reason is linked to lack of discipline over the holidays we can expected the numbers to start dropping again after a fortnight, if the reason is seasonality or the new variant, we may have to take additional measures in the coming days to control the spread," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne noted : “so far we have been defending against the virus, but now we can start attacking” External link

MaltaIndipendent Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We have managed to increase a previous amount of 500,000 by 100,000,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “If not, we will all suffer the consequences afterwards,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Although this period is usually a time to socialise and get together with family and friends, this year we all need to make a sacrifice in order to keep everyone safe and remain in good health,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “While all indications point that it isn’t more virulent, we understand that it could be more contagious and is causing more new infections than seen previously,” “This is not the first time this particular strain has been observed. A variant of it also exists in South Africa, however for an assortment of reasons it hadn’t really affected us.This strain is more interesting as it seems to be transmitting faster than the norm” External link

timesofmalta Monday, December 21, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “While our biggest asset remains our people, we must also keep improving the tools we need to work with,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We’ve had a number of meetings, including this week, and it looks like things are moving in the right direction,” “The plan is to keep discussions going and we have another meeting scheduled right before Christmas” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “According to the information provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) there were 369 deaths related to obesity in 2019,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “At the beginning of this pandemic we were concerned that we would be left for last due to Malta’s small market size, and so I personally insisted in the council of ministers that the EU should buy the vaccine as a bloc, and then distribute it accordingly,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 27, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “In Malta the numbers are much lower than in other countries out of every 100 people, 96 are negative and only 4 are positive, which is among the lowest rates in Europe and which means that the measures we implemented are working well,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 27, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne explained : “LAMAs is a medicine, in the form of an inhaler which the individual can take at home in their own comfort with no need to go to hospital, which means that this benefits both the individual and the hospital itself as there will be less of a burden on hospital resources,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "The plans for these companies are to finish the trials by end of December. If those trials go well, they will then begin manufacturing the vaccine. If there is a problem with the trials, the vaccines will be delayed," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "There are still a few weeks to go, it's too early to say what will happen," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "We hope we won't have to use them," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “There are other things apart from COVID, even medically,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We understand that globally the pandemic has grown and edging towards the winter months the situation has become more difficult as was anticipated,” “The government, more than suggests, has written into law what measures need to be followed in response. But this depends on all of us and in the coming weeks, especially in the lead up to Christmas. It’s excessively important that everyone is responsible and that the measures that the government has put into place are obeyed” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “It’s not wise to have the entire population vaccinated in one go because of herd immunity,” “The vaccine has a time limit on how effective it remains which begins to wane over time, so it’s important to support herd immunity by vaccinating different groups of people at different times” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "The coming weeks, for all of Europe, and Malta is part of Europe, could be the toughest since the war. This is, therefore, the time to show solidarity, to forget partisan politics, and to work together for Malta to successfully emerge from this pandemic," External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “This will make it possible to do the thousand rapid tests a day without hindrance to the thousands of normal tests that are being done daily in the six existing hubs,” External link

gozonews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “From Friday, the staff at care homes will have access to rapid testing which can see results in 15 to 30 minutes. Staff at care homes test regularly. This will alleviate problems associated with staff having to miss shifts because they are awaiting test results,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about Commission ) : “Like we always do, we will be discussing with the European Commission. I am confident that we will reach an agreement with the Commission” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Evidence shows that people under 50 are increasingly growing tired of the situation and reasoning that it was better if they contracted the infection to get it over and done with. But this is wrong because there is no guarantee the person will not contract the infection again and worse, it could also put vulnerable people at risk,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “So far it did not result that we had a big amount of cases in the community because we opened schools,” “It is still early so we can’t reach conclusions one way or another; but in Malta nor in other countries with open schools has it resulted that there was an increase in cases” External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “These are €5 million which we are investing in our elderly. This means that every pensioner who has to take this medication will be saving around €400 every year,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “This means that COVID-19 Positive patients are detected early to decrease the chances of community transmission,” External link

bay Monday, September 28, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne wrote ( about Adrian Delia ) : "I do not need the guidance of Delia on matters of national interest. Maltese politics deserves seriousness, not theatrics," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The consequence of a whole generation of children missing a whole year of formal education is big. When one considers how short childhood is and how much one learns in just a year, as well as how that time never comes back, having a whole generation of children not attending school will have its consequences,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The consequence of a whole generation of children missing a whole year of formal education is big. When one considers how short childhood is and how much one learns in just a year, as well as how that time never comes back, having a whole generation of children not attending school will have its consequences,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are doing our utmost to ensure that students are safe and that all the measures are in place at schools,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “On Keith Schembri, the PM had said that he had trust in him and he would decide on his fate. The PM had met ministers individually after Panamagate. The discussion was mostly on Konrad Mizzi. Keith Schembri was not up for discussion,” External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne says : “It was not a free vote,” “In the third case , we followed the direction of the party whip” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “The remit for investigations lies with the institutions responsible. My job was to ensure institutions did their job. It’s not for cabinet to investigate” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “And political responsibility was shouldered. Having a prime minister and minister resign is no joke” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “I could have quit, but I chose to work from the inside” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “Yes, responsibility was assumed. Konrad Mizzi was removed from his ministry. And later reelected” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “I’ll say it again. Konrad Mizzi was reelected on the first count” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “At the time I saw no link between Mizzi’s Panama account and that deal. I’m not here to defend anyone” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne : “I will wait for this inquiry’s conclusions before I comment. There were often discussions with the prime minister or cabinet, but I was never told to do something by anyone” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne says ( about Konrad Mizzi ) : “The remit was under Projects Malta and Konrad Mizzi,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I don’t think the question is related to the COVID situation, and so I will leave it to other competent people to answer that question,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “If you keep asking the same questions, you will receive the same answers,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, August 17, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "Social distancing is so essential that if it remains evident that there are significant breaches, we will need to legislate further to ensure it is observed" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "key elements for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic successfully" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "We need to be responsible, for the good of those most at risk”. Visits to residential homes for the elderly have been restricted to one member of the family and must be held behind perspex screens. Hospital visits will also be reduced to one hour a day and one visitor per patient. Fearne was speaking alongside Prime Minister Robert Abela, who has been heavily criticised for his decision to allow large-scale events to go ahead. " External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 7, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We must continue to protect the most vulnerable in society,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 7, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "We need to be responsible, for the good of those most at risk”. Visits to residential homes for the elderly have been restricted to one member of the family and must be held behind perspex screens. Hospital visits will also be reduced to one hour a day and one visitor per patient. He was speaking alongside Prime Minister Robert Abela, who has been heavily criticised for his decision to allow large-scale events to go ahead. Fearne and Abela are speaking after a meeting with social and economic stakeholders and medical unions on Thursday night where they discussed the worsening situation. Abela said that measures presented by Superintendent of Public Health had reached " External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 7, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are set on making sure that the agreement is of benefit to everyone in the country,” External link

MaltaToday Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I did not even know about the existence of this memorandum of understanding,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "until there is a vaccine the COVID-19 pandemic around the world will continue to exist" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne admitted ( about Chris Fearne ) : "there is competition with those in America for the vaccine, but Malta was instrumental in getting this process started, so when the vaccine is available our country will have access to this treatment and avoid the pandemic from starting again. He made reference to concerns made by many scientists and medics who have highlighted the fact that next winter, due to the increase in flu which comes every year, the country will experience a larger and worse wave, due to COVID-19. Fearne said " External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne states : “every facet of our daily life has a bearing on our mental well-being” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne added : “Observing two-metre social distancing will remain important even after lifting the ban on public gatherings exceeding 75 persons. Consequently, it will still be recommended to avoid huge crowds,” External link

timesofmalta Monday, June 15, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We will be insisting that more people take the seasonal influenza vaccine come October,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We have introduced measures to minimise risk that are also a burden for businesses but we are telling them that government is here to shoulder part of that burden through rental and electricity subsidies, and encouraging people to spend money,” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “That is a very, very low rate,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “All the systems are in place in case we have a second wave of infections and we also have an early detection system. We can know what might happen ahead,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne confirms : “Mass gatherings are not allowed yet. For the moment I cannot predict what will be allowed in October. It all depends on the situation. We are taking it a day at a time. Thank you,” External link

bay Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about The Deputy ) : “We have won the COVID-19 war. We now how to win the peace. The fact that there still is the war in other countries, does not mean that we have to remain living with these measures in place,” External link

bay Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about Mater Dei ) : “By the end of this year Mater Dei Hospital will be one of the few centres in Europe that can receive these types of patients, offer the best quality service, without any danger to the medical staff,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne explained : "On average, it takes 16 days, from the date a person tests positive until they recover," External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, May 29, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said ( about Mater Dei ) : "By the end of the year, Mater Dei will be one of the few centres in Europe which can deal with patients suffering from these types of diseases, while offering a service of the best quality and without being of any danger to medical staff," External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “because we have been on the right track from the beginning, the responsibility and sacrifices of many are bearing fruit” External link

gozonews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “because we have been on the right track from the beginning, the responsibility and sacrifices of many are bearing fruit” External link

gozonews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne replied : “the lifting of restrictions could lead to higher coronavirus numbers in the future” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne replied : “While they are right, government must look to strike a balance between the nation’s physical health and the long-term effects of the economy” External link

MaltaToday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “First we controlled the wave which could have led to a tragedy, and which did lead to a tragedy in many other countries, and now we are looking to address things like social issues, and also look after the economy, so that we don’t come to a situation where the economy is so bad that we cannot provide health services,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “It is true that we are relaxing some measures, but we cannot relax our attitude, we cannot relax our responsibilities, and we cannot relax the discipline we had as a country,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “As regards sport, we understand the importance of training and exercise but we are now referring towards individual sport that has no contact which will return as from next Friday,” “There are a number of sports such as tennis and diving among others which can now be held. As regards, training it’s important that one honours the new social distance rules of having a group of six which can be formed by either five athletes and one coach or six athletes” External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 18, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “After listening to the concerns raised over the past weeks, we decided to drop the big brother approach and allow elderly people to be responsible for their own behaviour,” External link

MaltaToday Monday, May 18, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “We are making our position known as we do not want some country to issue a ban on medicine to other countries,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “In the coming weeks, we will have some 200 new nurses. This is important because if the pandemic taught us anything, it was that those countries who did best were those who had the strongest and most prepared healthcare systems,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : "Once we ensure that we do not have an increase in Coronavirus cases due to the relaxing of measures, we can start to ease other restrictive measures," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “Learning to live with the virus does not mean we have to keep living like we did in the last two months, but we need to adapt,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “I am very proud that our health system, over the years, has become so robust that it did not just respond to [the coronavirus pandemic], not only recover from it, but also add new services such as these,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The virus is still with us,” External link

MaltaToday Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne warned : “If the R factor rises above 1 and remains there, we may have to go back,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “From the very beginning, we started identifying every positive case by carrying out many tests, which we are still doing, isolating them, and keeping the people around them in quarantine. This kept the number of new positive cases to a minimum,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 1, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “At first, so as to devote all our resources to the coronavirus, we reduced some health services and now we need to start increasing these services once more carrying out ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, endoscopies, screening, echos all these must start to be increased again,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 1, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne said : “The most important thing is solidarity towards each other It is important that we make contact with people who are at home and are alone, because knowing that there is someone who is thinking about you is of great help,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, May 1, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Fearne explicou : "Seus contatos com outras pessoas têm sido mínimos. A menina não foi à escola e seus pais não foram trabalhar, além de não terem deixado sua casa" External link

noticias-terra-br Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health minister35.25%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
minister34.40%EN12/01/201701/12/2017
prime minister3.19%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
deputy prime minister3.09%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
minister for health2.88%EN11/15/201715/11/2017
leader0.43%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
minister of health0.75%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
labour party deputy leader0.11%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
secretary10.12%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
maltese health minister0.11%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
minister without portfolio0.32%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
health ministry spokeswoman0.11%EN11/04/201604/11/2016
spokeswoman0.11%EN10/21/201621/10/2016
economy minister0.32%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
successor0.43%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
current health minister0.21%EN08/29/201629/08/2016
current minister for health0.11%EN08/08/201608/08/2016
new health minister0.11%EN06/17/201617/06/2016
secretary for health7.24%EN03/21/201521/03/2015
medical consultant0.11%EN03/29/201429/03/2014
surgeon0.11%EN03/19/201419/03/2014
labour mp0.32%EN03/18/201418/03/2014
mp0.11%EN03/12/201412/03/2014
representative0.11%EN01/25/201425/01/2014
Names Lang Count
Chris FearneEN89.71%
Chris FearneMT10.10%
Chris FearneFR0.19%


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