80 workers found living in a hotel which is closed down by an enforcement notice


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

80 foreign employees were found living in a Sliema hotel which had been previously closed down through an enforcement notice.

The employees who are engaged on a local project were caught following a report. Officials from the Malta Tourism Authority ordered that these workers stay in alternative accommodation.

The information was issued on the daily government Coronavirus bulletin.

The government said that the ‘company which employs these workers has already found them alternative accommodation’. Further according to the information available to the workers came to Malta before the mandatory quarantine was introduced.

Two individuals found breaching quarantine rules

While food and drinking establishments continued observing regulations and remained closed, two individuals were fined €3,000 each for breaching quarantine regulations.

The police was also called to break up groups of five people or more who were gathered in public. Such abuses can be reported on 21692447.

A total of 470 inspections were carried out in Malta and 160 in Gozo on catering establishments over the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile 524 inspections were carried out around Malta and Gozo on individuals who have been placed under mandatory quarantine in the last 24 hours.

More than 30 legal notices in less than two weeks

More than 30 legal notices were issued in relation to measures aimed at curbing coronavirus in less than two weeks. The government said that the Office of the State Attorney was formulating the legal notices.

Government Helplines

  • 111 – For those who feel symptoms of COVID-19 or who wish further information
  • 21411 411 – For those in mandatory quarantine who require provisions of food and medicine
  • 1772 – For those who are feeling lonely.
  • 153 – For those who require information about the financial measures administered by the Department for Social Security.
  • 144 – For those who require information about the financial measures administered by Malta Enterprise.
  • 2204 2200 – For Maltese residents who were caught in one of the high-risk countries and wish to return to Malta.
  • 25981000 – For those who have questions about the educational sector and the impact of the coronavirus
  • 21692447– For hoteliers and tourists who have questions about the announced measures.
  • 25903030 – For elderly persons bereft of support who need medicines, ready-made meals or food products (fruit and vegetables).
  • 25469111 – For those who work in the gaming industry.

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