Sliema mini-market, 67 individuals fined for flouting coronavirus regulations


A mini-market in Sliema was fined after it was found providing catering and take-away services which were in breach of regulations imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Malta.

During the daily inspections, the authorities found the mini-market was flouting regulations and have ordered it to close on Sunday.

Police caught 67 individuals in breach of social distancing rules and fined them €100 each during patrols. At present, public gatherings of over 3 individuals who are not of the same household have been banned in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

On the other hand no one was caught breaching mandatory quarantine rules in 455 inspections which took place over the last 24 hours.

For the first time since 7 March, no new coronavirus cases were reported on Sunday. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne in a joint press conference with Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci. Fearne said that the government will roll back some of the restrictions imposed to contain the virus in the coming days. The decisions will be taken on the basis of science and numbers.

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