8 people fined €100 each

CMRU

Eight people were fined €100 each after being caught in groups of more than three in public.

The patrol was a joint operation involving several districts and divisions according to a post on Facebook by the Malta Police Force.

The District Police, the Rapid Intervention Unit, the Mellieħa Community Policing Team, Mounted Section and Dogs Section. The ALE is carrying out inspections in relation to breaches of the quarantine regulations.

On Monday, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri announced that police will be empowered to break up public gatherings of more than three people, even if they are spontaneous. Anyone caught in such gatherings will be fined €100.

The new rule does not apply to members of the same family who live in the same household.

On Tuesday the Superintendent of Public Health announced thirteen new coronavirus cases bringing the number up to 169. Out of the new cases, eight consisted of cases where patients contracted the virus locally.

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