One person caught breaking obligatory quarantine

Malta Police Force - 5 Apr

One person was fined €3,000 because he or she was caught breaking obligatory quarantine today.

The Government announced this in the daily coronavirus news bulletin, which bore the good news that no one was found gathered in groups of more than 3 persons in public places during the patrols that the Police are doing to ensure that there are no such groups.

In the last 24 hours, 738 inspections were carried out by force members and the health authorities.

There were 10 new cases of Covid-19 which resulted positive after more than 1,090 tests were conducted in the last few hours. Among the new cases there is a woman who returned to Malta from the UK on 12 April on a repatriation flight and 3 cases at the Ħal Far open centre where so far there are 34 persons who tested positive for the virus. The quarantine at Ħal Far has been extended by another 14 days on the orders of the health authorities as the virus has continued to spread. Those testing positive are being cured at a Red Cross medical centre near the open centre.

Prof. Charmaine Gauci announced today that another 9 patients have recovered from coronavirus.

The authorities’ appeal remains that everyone should remain responsible and cooperate with the directives being issued by the authorities.

If you want to be the first to receive the latest news on the coronavirus in Malta, download the Newsbook APP here.