104 fined €100 each for breaching social distancing rules


A total of 104 people were each fined €100 during patrols on Sunday for breaching social distancing rules.

The public is continuously being urged to remain at home in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus within the community. The health authorities have urged to avoid going over to other people’s home or to be out on the streets. Through a legal notice, the health authorities have banned gatherings of over three individuals who were not from the same household.

No one was found in breach of mandatory quarantine rules, the police said following 230 inspections which were carried out in the last 24 hours.

The authorities have appealed to everyone to be responsible and abide with the instructions given by the health authorities.

During the inspections carried out on Saturday, a snack bar was fined €3,000 after it was caught open and serving clients in breach of regulations.

Police cheer up the elderly

The Police band cheered up residents at elderly rest and nursing homes who have been staying inside for weeks, by playing several popular medleys outside the care homes.

This was done outside care homes in Fgura, Bormla, Mosta, Balzan and Naxxar.

Elderly at residents homes have been under lockdown since the very beginning.

On Sunday, eight new cases were recorded while 44 individuals had successfully recovered.

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