Daily spot-checks: 8 breach quarantine; 3 establishments open


In the last 24 hours, a total of 378 inspections in Malta, and 34 inspections in Gozo, were carried out. 8 persons were found to have broken the law during these inspections, and were each fined €3,000. In separate inspections, 3 establishments were found open even though they should have been closed.

In its daily coronavirus bulletin, the Government explained that therefore, the number of fines that were issued by the authorities with regards to quarantine has now risen to 19. Once again, the appeal remains for everyone to be responsible and follow the directives that the authorities are issuing.

Two establishments in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and in Ġnejna respectively, as well as a massage parlour in Buġibba, were caught breaking the rules for establishments to remain closed as part of an overall set of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Up till now, 1,850 inspections have been carried out, 450 of which were carried out in the last 24 hours. In Gozo, 270 inspections were carried out, and no infringements were found. Establishments which are caught breaking the rules will face a €3,000 fine for every time that they are caught in operation.

11 new coronavirus cases were announced today, bringing the total of cases in Malta up to 64.

Cleansing and Maintenance employees are being employed round the clock in a hygiene operation of public places in various localities around Malta. This operation does not only cover the disinfection of streets, but also the washing of benches, rubbish bins, bus shelters, and bus terminus. Work is being concentrated where the largest number of people frequenting particular places would most be.

Abuses are to be reported on 21692447.