33 people fined €100 each for breaching social distancing rules

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A total of 33 individuals were fined €100 each after they were caught gathering in public in groups of over three individuals.

Police and health authorities continue to patrol villages ensuring that people do not gather in public unless they are from the same household and to ensure that establishments are abiding by the legal notices which came into effect as part of the regulations aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in Malta.

A total of 472 inspections took place in the last 24 hours during which no one was caught breaching mandatory quarantine obligations.

A total of eight new coronavirus cases were recorded overnight after 1,072 swab tests were carried out on individuals who came forward. Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci announced that another 17 individuals have successfully recovered. This means that the total number of active cases stands at 151.

The health authorities have reiterated their appeal to the public to remain home and only leave the house when it is absolutely necessary. The authorities have also urged the public to refrain from inviting relatives and friends over and to keep one’s bubble as small as possible to avoid the spread of the virus.

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