Charmaine Gauci

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Charmaine Gauci said : “We have always taken a national preparedness response plan to combat any threat that comes to Malta,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “You have to have a mode of attack. In a biological sense, you need to know how the virus is transmitted and once you know that, you can evaluate what measures need to be put into place to control it. You also need to be aware of how it is going to affect your population in order to make sure hospital cases do not shoot up, and people don’t die,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “This has always been done for infectious diseases,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The well-being of a person is important, and we are taking measures that are very much needed, and when they are no longer needed, are withdrawn,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "People are understanding the role of the boosters and coming forward when they receive their invitation," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Don't worry if you are not yet eligible for the booster or if you have not yet taken it, your vaccine certificate is still valid. So if you need to go abroad or attend an event or eat at restaurants where you need to show your vaccination certificate, then your certificate is valid," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said ( about Mater Dei ) : "These patients are still held in isolation at Mater Dei in the COVID-19 wards," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We’re trying to make travel as safe as possible. If you look at all the tests available, the PCR test is the most reliable test to identify whether a person is positive or not,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "With these numbers, we are able to open but we need to keep in mind that we must be cautious anyway," External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 4, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci noted : “We will be prepared so that when the scholastic year starts in September, this group will be vaccinated” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We can clearly see the huge impact of the vaccine on hospitals," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 14, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci added : "We will have a substantial number of people who would already have received their second dose," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 7, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci explained : "These were foreign students, who live in a cluster," "The cluster is a University complex. This is how we handle containment, especially with such clusters," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 30, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have to see what is going to happen also in other countries such as Israel (which has lifted the masks requirement). We need to take it step by step because we cannot afford to do things which harm the situation and raise the numbers again as we will then have to go for measures which are worse than wearing masks,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “This further confirms that vaccination works,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 23, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We are following developments and if EMA gives its approval we will also offer the vaccine to pregnant women," External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We are moving towards a period where more people might start travelling to Malta, whilst Maltese will travel to other countries and we want to make travel safer,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We're doing very well when it comes to uptake,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said ( about The UK ) : "All medications have slight side-effects," "The side effects of COVID are much worse than the side-effects of the vaccines" External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have reached a plateau of cases,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We are following the manufactures’ instructions,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Our strategy is based on introducing the measures which carry the least amount of risk first, meaning that the measures set to come into force on April 26 are the least risky ones,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci added : “We focused primarily on schools reopening next Monday before everything else because we understand the importance of providing education to our children,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Our focus is on reopening mainstream education first so children can go back to school. We need to be cautious about reopening everything at once as we want to avoid any large impacts in terms of viral transmission,” “Given this focus, performing arts schools will not be resuming as of next Monday. When things start going well again, we will be able to reopen these schools as well,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “There's no necessary link. But these side effects would have been observed days within days of the vaccine being administered,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 9, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci confirmed : “if there are suspicions that there is a residence where a number of people are congregating” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The implications of this is that we need to remain vigilant because we know that this is more transmissible,” “The fact that the numbers are decreasing is a result of measures in place, not because the virus is going away, so it is important that we keep observing the measures” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "For the South Africa variant, we have so far only had three cases, " "It has remained unchanged - this is why we made more stringent rules for travel because we know a number of countries in the EU have the South African variants" External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “From the current active cases we have 2,500 there are 263 children aged up to 17 years,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We have to be careful to limit the spread," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "The virus does not know that two people are brother and sister," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have evaluated the situation and we have seen the majority of cases are still coming from households,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "What we’re seeing is what led to the measures we announced yesterday," "We need to limit interaction to our own household, our own bubble. That's the best way to protect ourselves. We are recommending that people do not invite others over to their homes but if they do, there is a maximum of four households" External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci pointed out : “When a child is in quarantine, their parents also have to quarantine,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 5, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "What we’re seeing is what led to the measures we announced yesterday," "We need to limit interaction to our own household, our own bubble. That's the best way to protect ourselves. We are recommending that people do not invite others over to their homes but if they do, there is a maximum of four households" External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “As a public health covid team, we have recommended the decisions which need to be taken. This is a virus which is changing every day, with a situation which needs to be taken. The pandemic is a country-wide effort,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The vaccine brands may have different mechanisms for producing antibodies against COVID-19 but all are safe, good quality and effective. So, the public will not be given a choice as to the type of vaccine they will receive,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “That age group is extremely large, there are around 13,000 individuals between the age of 75-79,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci wrote : “Testing for the early detection and treatment of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus, to contain further spread, has been the cornerstone of Malta’s COVID-19 strategy,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, gatherings and mass events present a risk of increasing the transmission rate of the virus in view of the potential for close contact between many persons for an extended time period” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We discussed safety protocols with Sports Malta and these should be adhered to. Just as we tell parents not send sick children to school, children should not attend extra curricular activities if they are unwell," External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 12, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It appears that we have exited the peak in the aftermath of the Christmas holidays but it all depends on our behaviour," External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 5, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Each vial is worth more than gold," External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 15, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

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

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

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

Charmaine Gauci remarked : “Like we expected and warned people to be vigilant about, there were cases from gatherings during the festive season. A cub-cluster of 8 people went to tombola, all elderly, and as a result 70 people ended up in quarantine,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 4, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have an agreement with the EU and they will be coming in lots regularly. We also have a strategy of prioritisation of inoculations. We started from those who are most in contact with COVID-19, like IDU and ITU. We are also going to tackle old people’s homes, and those over 85. We are satisfied with the rollout plan” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 4, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “It is affecting a certain part of the spike protein of the virus. It makes it easier to enter cells, so that is why it is easier for transmission to happen. This is what we know up till now. There is, so far, no evidence which shows that the cases are more severe or will affect the vaccination” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 4, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Let us keep working to keep this rate low," "We are seeing abroad the cases increasing and those going to hospital too - so we must continue all this work we are doing together so that the numbers remain low" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Take, for example, the ITU. We will not give all the workers the jab at the same time,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, December 19, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This system will also help us to have the correct contact details and email address for us to send the test results," External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 11, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci urged : "shown to be stronger and last longer," External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 4, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Prevention is important, especially since we are staying indoors more," "The chances of infecting each other are greater so let's remember to keep physical distance from each other to prevent droplet transmission" External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 4, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Christmas has to be different to be safe, but maybe we can enjoy the real sense of Christmas instead of the materialistic one,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci urged : "If for some reason you need to take off your, mask put on sanitizer before and after you touch it," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We are also urging the unit to ensure better contact with the relatives especially through digital means," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci urged : "If for some reason you need to take off your, mask put on sanitizer before and after you touch it," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We are also urging the unit to ensure better contact with the relatives especially through digital means," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Please pay attention to mitigation measures," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Don't go to work if you are sick," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Don't go to work if you are sick," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “When we have a high infection rate, you will see more vulnerable people succumbing,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “But it’s good news. Where before it used to take five years to develop a vaccine, we have seen so much investment this time around that companies can soon provide us with one,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 13, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It is important that people stay home if they are experiencing symptoms, I encourage employers to be sympathetic in these circumstances," External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 13, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Some people are complaining that they are so fatigued that they cannot continue with the daily work that they used to do before,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “I once again appeal to employers to follow the standards we have suggested they should follow. We encourage people to promote remote work. Whenever possible, it’s very good that employers allow this,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Again, I appeal to the elderly to be careful and follow the mitigation measures closely. They should avoid going to crowded places,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The mitigation measures might seem like they are not working because of the number of new cases, but without these, the situation would be worse,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “I once again appeal to employers to follow the standards we have suggested they should follow. We encourage people to promote remote work. Whenever possible, it’s very good that employers allow this,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Again, I appeal to the elderly to be careful and follow the mitigation measures closely. They should avoid going to crowded places,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The mitigation measures might seem like they are not working because of the number of new cases, but without these, the situation would be worse,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “You can have all the beds and ventilators in the world, but we need people to operate them,” External link

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

Charmaine Gauci said ( about Mater Dei ) : "When we had a number of old people in homes with the virus, we wanted to invest so that people in such places can be isolated. The centre is run by a private entity but if they need hospital care, they are treated at Mater Dei hospital," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 30, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Most cases are inevitably transmitted in family homes so if you’re positive avoid contact and keep your distance," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 30, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "These measures are vital to reduce numbers. We must reduce them together and we must enforce these measures to make sure that we are all protecting each other," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "These contact tracers, who have a background in safety and education are helping us by identifying the specific risks of each case in schools. That way, we can better understand what the situation is on a case-by-case basis and avoid having to self-isolate large groups when this is unnecessary," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “You can have all the beds and ventilators in the world, but we need people to operate them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “In the first phase, we had nine deaths only. Now, we have seen a number of fatalities as a result of the outbreak in homes [for the elderly] but we also had deaths involving elderly in the community,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci noted : “This helps us stop the spread. We have also stepped up testing so we can identify more patients,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This is something we wanted to avoid. We managed to control the situation among the elderly in the first wave but this time around we had cases in homes" External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 25, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "The virus won’t distinguish between relatives and friends, so the more we avoid gatherings, the less the risk," External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci told : "This is a very high number of cases" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Previously, the demographic was young people, but now older people are being affected," External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 11, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "The hospital's main priority is the well-being of patients and so those with COVID-19 are kept on the list for up to three months from their recovery," "This ensures they are detected if they develop any complications after their recovery" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “From studies conducted aboard, the majority of persons who contracted the virus, did not contract it again and research is still ongoing on the individuals who tested positive a second time, to determine whether it was a re-infection or whether they still had traces of the first virus on them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 28, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “This is very important as it shows that the measures we implemented are working,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This is very important as it shows that the measures we implemented are working," External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 28, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This is very important as it shows that the measures we implemented are working," External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 28, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We have seen a shift in the number of cases - this week we registered a downward trend. However, we need to keep in mind that today's numbers reflect the spread of the virus two weeks ago," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It's worrying when you have asymptomatic cases because people themselves would not know that they are COVID-19 cases," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It's worrying when you have asymptomatic cases because people themselves would not know that they are COVID-19 cases," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT



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Charmaine Gauci said : “We have always taken a national preparedness response plan to combat any threat that comes to Malta,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “You have to have a mode of attack. In a biological sense, you need to know how the virus is transmitted and once you know that, you can evaluate what measures need to be put into place to control it. You also need to be aware of how it is going to affect your population in order to make sure hospital cases do not shoot up, and people don’t die,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “This has always been done for infectious diseases,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The well-being of a person is important, and we are taking measures that are very much needed, and when they are no longer needed, are withdrawn,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "People are understanding the role of the boosters and coming forward when they receive their invitation," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Don't worry if you are not yet eligible for the booster or if you have not yet taken it, your vaccine certificate is still valid. So if you need to go abroad or attend an event or eat at restaurants where you need to show your vaccination certificate, then your certificate is valid," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said ( about Mater Dei ) : "These patients are still held in isolation at Mater Dei in the COVID-19 wards," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We’re trying to make travel as safe as possible. If you look at all the tests available, the PCR test is the most reliable test to identify whether a person is positive or not,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "With these numbers, we are able to open but we need to keep in mind that we must be cautious anyway," External link

timesofmalta Friday, June 4, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci noted : “We will be prepared so that when the scholastic year starts in September, this group will be vaccinated” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We can clearly see the huge impact of the vaccine on hospitals," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 14, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci added : "We will have a substantial number of people who would already have received their second dose," External link

timesofmalta Friday, May 7, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci explained : "These were foreign students, who live in a cluster," "The cluster is a University complex. This is how we handle containment, especially with such clusters," External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 30, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have to see what is going to happen also in other countries such as Israel (which has lifted the masks requirement). We need to take it step by step because we cannot afford to do things which harm the situation and raise the numbers again as we will then have to go for measures which are worse than wearing masks,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “This further confirms that vaccination works,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 23, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We are following developments and if EMA gives its approval we will also offer the vaccine to pregnant women," External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We are moving towards a period where more people might start travelling to Malta, whilst Maltese will travel to other countries and we want to make travel safer,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We're doing very well when it comes to uptake,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said ( about The UK ) : "All medications have slight side-effects," "The side effects of COVID are much worse than the side-effects of the vaccines" External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have reached a plateau of cases,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, April 16, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We are following the manufactures’ instructions,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Our strategy is based on introducing the measures which carry the least amount of risk first, meaning that the measures set to come into force on April 26 are the least risky ones,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci added : “We focused primarily on schools reopening next Monday before everything else because we understand the importance of providing education to our children,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Our focus is on reopening mainstream education first so children can go back to school. We need to be cautious about reopening everything at once as we want to avoid any large impacts in terms of viral transmission,” “Given this focus, performing arts schools will not be resuming as of next Monday. When things start going well again, we will be able to reopen these schools as well,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “There's no necessary link. But these side effects would have been observed days within days of the vaccine being administered,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, April 9, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci confirmed : “if there are suspicions that there is a residence where a number of people are congregating” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The implications of this is that we need to remain vigilant because we know that this is more transmissible,” “The fact that the numbers are decreasing is a result of measures in place, not because the virus is going away, so it is important that we keep observing the measures” External link

MaltaIndipendent Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "For the South Africa variant, we have so far only had three cases, " "It has remained unchanged - this is why we made more stringent rules for travel because we know a number of countries in the EU have the South African variants" External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “From the current active cases we have 2,500 there are 263 children aged up to 17 years,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We have to be careful to limit the spread," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "The virus does not know that two people are brother and sister," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have evaluated the situation and we have seen the majority of cases are still coming from households,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "What we’re seeing is what led to the measures we announced yesterday," "We need to limit interaction to our own household, our own bubble. That's the best way to protect ourselves. We are recommending that people do not invite others over to their homes but if they do, there is a maximum of four households" External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci pointed out : “When a child is in quarantine, their parents also have to quarantine,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, March 5, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "What we’re seeing is what led to the measures we announced yesterday," "We need to limit interaction to our own household, our own bubble. That's the best way to protect ourselves. We are recommending that people do not invite others over to their homes but if they do, there is a maximum of four households" External link

timesofmalta Friday, March 5, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “As a public health covid team, we have recommended the decisions which need to be taken. This is a virus which is changing every day, with a situation which needs to be taken. The pandemic is a country-wide effort,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The vaccine brands may have different mechanisms for producing antibodies against COVID-19 but all are safe, good quality and effective. So, the public will not be given a choice as to the type of vaccine they will receive,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “That age group is extremely large, there are around 13,000 individuals between the age of 75-79,” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci wrote : “Testing for the early detection and treatment of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus, to contain further spread, has been the cornerstone of Malta’s COVID-19 strategy,” External link

timesofmalta Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, gatherings and mass events present a risk of increasing the transmission rate of the virus in view of the potential for close contact between many persons for an extended time period” External link

timesofmalta Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We discussed safety protocols with Sports Malta and these should be adhered to. Just as we tell parents not send sick children to school, children should not attend extra curricular activities if they are unwell," External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 12, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It appears that we have exited the peak in the aftermath of the Christmas holidays but it all depends on our behaviour," External link

MaltaToday Friday, February 5, 2021 4:01:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Each vial is worth more than gold," External link

timesofmalta Friday, January 15, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

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

Charmaine Gauci said : "We noted an increase in cases among children and informed the educational authorities. The screening policy at the door will continue being applied rigorously and my appeal to parents is not to send sick children to school," External link

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

Charmaine Gauci remarked : “Like we expected and warned people to be vigilant about, there were cases from gatherings during the festive season. A cub-cluster of 8 people went to tombola, all elderly, and as a result 70 people ended up in quarantine,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 4, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “We have an agreement with the EU and they will be coming in lots regularly. We also have a strategy of prioritisation of inoculations. We started from those who are most in contact with COVID-19, like IDU and ITU. We are also going to tackle old people’s homes, and those over 85. We are satisfied with the rollout plan” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 4, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “It is affecting a certain part of the spike protein of the virus. It makes it easier to enter cells, so that is why it is easier for transmission to happen. This is what we know up till now. There is, so far, no evidence which shows that the cases are more severe or will affect the vaccination” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, January 4, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Let us keep working to keep this rate low," "We are seeing abroad the cases increasing and those going to hospital too - so we must continue all this work we are doing together so that the numbers remain low" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Take, for example, the ITU. We will not give all the workers the jab at the same time,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, December 19, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This system will also help us to have the correct contact details and email address for us to send the test results," External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 11, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci urged : "shown to be stronger and last longer," External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 4, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Prevention is important, especially since we are staying indoors more," "The chances of infecting each other are greater so let's remember to keep physical distance from each other to prevent droplet transmission" External link

timesofmalta Friday, December 4, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Christmas has to be different to be safe, but maybe we can enjoy the real sense of Christmas instead of the materialistic one,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci urged : "If for some reason you need to take off your, mask put on sanitizer before and after you touch it," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We are also urging the unit to ensure better contact with the relatives especially through digital means," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci urged : "If for some reason you need to take off your, mask put on sanitizer before and after you touch it," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We are also urging the unit to ensure better contact with the relatives especially through digital means," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Please pay attention to mitigation measures," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Don't go to work if you are sick," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci warned : "Don't go to work if you are sick," External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 20, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “When we have a high infection rate, you will see more vulnerable people succumbing,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “But it’s good news. Where before it used to take five years to develop a vaccine, we have seen so much investment this time around that companies can soon provide us with one,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 13, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It is important that people stay home if they are experiencing symptoms, I encourage employers to be sympathetic in these circumstances," External link

MaltaToday Friday, November 13, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Some people are complaining that they are so fatigued that they cannot continue with the daily work that they used to do before,” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “I once again appeal to employers to follow the standards we have suggested they should follow. We encourage people to promote remote work. Whenever possible, it’s very good that employers allow this,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Again, I appeal to the elderly to be careful and follow the mitigation measures closely. They should avoid going to crowded places,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The mitigation measures might seem like they are not working because of the number of new cases, but without these, the situation would be worse,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “I once again appeal to employers to follow the standards we have suggested they should follow. We encourage people to promote remote work. Whenever possible, it’s very good that employers allow this,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “Again, I appeal to the elderly to be careful and follow the mitigation measures closely. They should avoid going to crowded places,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “The mitigation measures might seem like they are not working because of the number of new cases, but without these, the situation would be worse,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, November 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “You can have all the beds and ventilators in the world, but we need people to operate them,” External link

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

Charmaine Gauci said ( about Mater Dei ) : "When we had a number of old people in homes with the virus, we wanted to invest so that people in such places can be isolated. The centre is run by a private entity but if they need hospital care, they are treated at Mater Dei hospital," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 30, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Most cases are inevitably transmitted in family homes so if you’re positive avoid contact and keep your distance," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 30, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "These measures are vital to reduce numbers. We must reduce them together and we must enforce these measures to make sure that we are all protecting each other," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "These contact tracers, who have a background in safety and education are helping us by identifying the specific risks of each case in schools. That way, we can better understand what the situation is on a case-by-case basis and avoid having to self-isolate large groups when this is unnecessary," External link

timesofmalta Friday, October 16, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “You can have all the beds and ventilators in the world, but we need people to operate them,” External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “In the first phase, we had nine deaths only. Now, we have seen a number of fatalities as a result of the outbreak in homes [for the elderly] but we also had deaths involving elderly in the community,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci noted : “This helps us stop the spread. We have also stepped up testing so we can identify more patients,” External link

timesofmalta Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This is something we wanted to avoid. We managed to control the situation among the elderly in the first wave but this time around we had cases in homes" External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 25, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "The virus won’t distinguish between relatives and friends, so the more we avoid gatherings, the less the risk," External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 18, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci told : "This is a very high number of cases" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "Previously, the demographic was young people, but now older people are being affected," External link

timesofmalta Friday, September 11, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "The hospital's main priority is the well-being of patients and so those with COVID-19 are kept on the list for up to three months from their recovery," "This ensures they are detected if they develop any complications after their recovery" External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “From studies conducted aboard, the majority of persons who contracted the virus, did not contract it again and research is still ongoing on the individuals who tested positive a second time, to determine whether it was a re-infection or whether they still had traces of the first virus on them,” External link

MaltaToday Friday, August 28, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : “This is very important as it shows that the measures we implemented are working,” External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This is very important as it shows that the measures we implemented are working," External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 28, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "This is very important as it shows that the measures we implemented are working," External link

timesofmalta Friday, August 28, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "We have seen a shift in the number of cases - this week we registered a downward trend. However, we need to keep in mind that today's numbers reflect the spread of the virus two weeks ago," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It's worrying when you have asymptomatic cases because people themselves would not know that they are COVID-19 cases," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Charmaine Gauci said : "It's worrying when you have asymptomatic cases because people themselves would not know that they are COVID-19 cases," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
head50.00%EN06/17/201617/06/2016
outgoing head of the health50.00%EN06/17/201617/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Charmaine GauciEN75.00%
Charmaine GauciMT25.00%


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