Watch: PM hints restaurants will re-open this week

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Robert Abela hinted that restaurants will re-open this week. During an interview on the party’s media, on Sunday, Prime Minister Abela said if restaurants will be allowed to re-open they will need to take measures of social distancing and in cases where certain restaurants were never granted permission by the Planning Authority to place tables and chairs outside their restaurant, in view of the coronavirus developments such permit to be granted, stated Abela.

Regarding the possibility of the 2nd wave of coronavirus due to the lifting of certain measures, the Prime Minister said that waves are in the sea and that people shall enjoy beaches while maintaining social distancing.

During the interview, Prime Minister Abela also said that he wishes that by Friday hairdresser salons, nail technicians amongst other businesses re-open with the necessary measures against coronavirus in place.

Abela played down the increase in the cases of coronavirus confirmed during the past few days. He said that this was expected due to the increase in the number of swab tests.

On the pre-fabricated hospital, Prime Minister Abela said that the government was given instructions not to buy.

Applications for Police Commissioner

Prime Minister Robert Abela said that the number of applications submitted shows that there is trust in the new process for the post Police Commissioner.

Abela said that it will not make a difference if the new Police Chief os a woman or a male because the most important aspect will be to achieve positive results and in order for this to happen the Police Force needs to run independently.

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