2 persons fined for violating quarantine rules


Two persons have been fined as they were not obeying the quarantine rules.

The Ministry of National Security issued a statement saying that further checks have been carried out on those individuals who, according to measures announced by the government, should be observing mandatory quarantine. Police officers from the Administrative Law Enforcement Unit, together with officials from the Directorate for Public Health and the Civil Protection Department, have carried out a total of 90 inspections in the first 24 hours.

Two cases were found to be in violation of the quarantine rules, and therefore issued a summons. These persons have been fined €1,000 and must follow quarantine regulations.

The inspections should continue in the coming hours and days in private residences and hotels. Inspections can also be done in places that have already been previously inspected. The police have reported that persons undergoing an inspection have all been fully cooperative.

The Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement Byron Camilleri thanked the police and all the officers, who in these crucial times are working closely with the health authorities to help combat the spread of Covid-19.

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