Highest daily recorded Covid-19 cases; 8 individuals fined €100

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Eight individuals were fined €100 each after gathering in public in groups over three individuals and therefore in breach of one of the latest measures implemented in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the community.

No individual who is under mandatory quarantine was found in breach for the fifth consecutive day. A total of 496 inspections were carried out in the last 24 hours. Similarly no establishments were open or in breach of any of the regulations imposed.

On Tuesday 52 new cases of coronavirus were recorded on Malta and Gozo; four of which were on Gozo. This brought the total number up to 293 confirmed cases. So far, only five patients have fully recovered.

A total of 825 swab tests were carried out over night.

Swab tests were also being carried out on frontline health care workers to ensure that they and their families are protected.

Two new helplines have been launched in order to reach the healthcare workers working at the different health institutions in cases where they have not been contacted yet with regards to the swab test. Those working at Mater Dei Hospital, Sir Paul Boffa and Sir Anthony Mamo may get in touch on 2545 1111. Those working in Primary Health Care, the Gozo General Hospital and Mount Carmel can call on 2364 5002.

For those who are feeling lonely or confused or isolated can call the helpline on 1770.

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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