50 people fined €100 for being in groups of 4 or more


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Fifty people were fined €100 each after they were found to be in groups of 4 or more people.

In its daily coronavirus update, the Government said that no one was found breaking obligatory quarantine laws during the 639 inspections carried out in the last 24 hours.

“There were 6 new cases of COVID-19 after more than a 1,000 tests were made in the last few hours. Among these there is an immigrant at the Ħal Far open centre and a worker from Nepal. The health authorities made it clear that the spread of Covid-19 is accelerating and that everyone should remain disciplined with regard to all directives currently in place,” said the Government.

The Government said that the virus is spreading via local transmission and as such it is important to stay at home and to protect the elderly and vulnerable persons. In all, there are 384 persons who tested positive for the virus. 2 are at the ITU, 10 at Mater Dei, 17 at Boffa Hospital, 16 at a private hospital, 2 at Mount Carmel, 1 at St Vincent de Paul, and 1 at the Gozo General Hospital. The rest of the patients are in isolation at their homes under medical observation. To this day, 44 persons who had tested positive have recovered from the virus.