Schembri announces 95c price cap on surgical masks

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Economy Minister Silvio Schembri announced that as from tomorrow, Malta will impose a 95c price cap on surgical masks.

On Facebook the Minister wrote that the Government will not tolerate exaggerated prices for disposable surgical masks or face shields.

As from tomorrow, a number of shops will reopen, however people are obligated to wear a mask whenever they enter a shop or a commercial establishment. This is one of the measures being taken in pursuit of the “new normal,” to quote Prime Minister Robert Abela.

A legal notice tomorrow will place a price cap on surgical masks and face shields. The highest price for a surgical mask will be 95c, whilst the highest price for a face shield will be €5.

This news comes following discussions between the Ministry and MCCAA, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of SMEs.

If anyone is found breaching this new law, they will be fined between €116 and €582 the first time. This fine can go up to €2,329 if the person in question is guilty of other violations.

Reports can be made by calling 22944504 or 22944511, or by sending an email on

Mhux se nitolleraw abbuż ta’ prezzijiet esaġerati fuq iċ-ċittadini għal Disposable Surgical Masks jew Face Shields. …

Posted by Silvio Schembri on Sunday, May 3, 2020

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