Informative sessions for social partners on Coronavirus national preparedness
On March 5, 2020, MCESD met with social partners for an information session on the Maltese Government’s work tied to the Coronavirus.
This after the Government felt it was important for social partners to be informed on national preparedness in this regard. The session was led by the Chairperson of MCESD, John Bencini.
Minister Carmelo Abela said that the Government is taking the situation very seriously. MCESD falls under the remit of the Minister Abela within the Office of the Prime Minister. He told social partners that we should be prepared as best possible, but that we should not cause panic.
He urged social partners that they convey the message to their members to follow instructions issued by the Department of Health and that everyone acts on facts not speculation.
Principal Permanent Secretary, Mario Cutajar, briefed those present on the inter-ministerial work being done in this regard. Superintendent of Public Health, Prof. Charmaine Gauci, also addressed social partners.