34 fined for not wearing face masks

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

34 individuals have been fined for not wearing face masks.

The figure was released by Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci during an interview on TVM on Monday evening.

As the number of coronavirus cases in Malta continue to surge, the health authorities along with the Police and the Malta Tourism Authority have started carrying out spot checks to ensure that the public and the retail outlets are complying with the latest measures which have been put into force in order to bring the situation under control.

Five people have been slapped with €3,000 fine for breaching the recently-published restrictions on mass events.

Children under 3 should not wear masks

Children under the age of three should not wear face masks, the Superintendent of Public Health said.

She appealed to the public to abide by the new rules which came in force in the recent days.

Prof. Gauci said that while no new coronavirus cases had emerged from Gozo, this did not mean that the virus was not present on the sister island, urging the public to observe the regulations.

On Monday the health authorities announced 23 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of active cases up to 415. To date, 1,112 cases have been registered of which 688 had made a recovery.

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