One individual fined for breaching quarantine rules

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

One person was fined €3,000 after they were caught breaking obligatory quarantine rules during the 492 inspections that were carried out in the last 24 hours by Police, Health Department and the Civil Protection Department officials. Meanwhile no establishment was found in breach of regulations.

A total of 33 fines have been handed out since inspections started.

The closure of restaurants and bars entered its sixth day on Thursday. More than 5,170 inspections have been carried in Malta and more than 1,300 in Gozo.

The numbers were published in the daily coronavirus bulletin issued by the government.

So far 134 persons have contracted Covid-19 in Malta. On Thursday, the Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci announced five new coronavirus cases, three of which were related to travel. All patients are in a good health condition with one elderly man in ITU. However the man is feeling better.

On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced two new measures to avoid and limit the risk of coronavirus transmission.

One of the new measures is that social gatherings of more than five people will not be allowed. Police will be delegated to disperse such gatherings. This measure comes into effect immediately.

The other measure is aimed at those most vulnerable. People aged over 65 and people under 65 years of age with medical conditions will not be allowed to go out at any point.

All the people who live with those aged over 65 need to find alternative accommodation or put themselves in isolation.

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