‘Speed limit hasn’t changed,’ Police warns drivers

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Police have warned drivers that the speed limit has remained the same despite the empty streets. In a Facebook post, the Police remarked that while most streets were empty, the speed limit remained the same urging motorists not to risk their lives or that of others by overspeeding.

Gatherings of over three individuals have been banned due to the coronavirus outbreak in Malta with the police patrolling popular spots and dishing out €100 fines to anyone caught in breach of the legal notice.

The public can report such breaches on 2294 4504 or 2294 4511.

Most streets are empty, traffic is different but the SPEED LIMIT is still the SAME – DO NOT risk lives by driving too…

Posted by The Malta Police Force on Saturday, April 11, 2020

In its Facebook post, the Police reminded everyone to remain home and avoid meeting up with friends or family. The health authorities have constantly urged the public to remain home in a bid to curb the local spread of the coronavirus within the community. After the closure of the airport, the number of coronavirus cases which were reported and were contracted locally increased.

The government has implemented various measures in order to contain the spread of the virus.

Prime Minister Robert Abela warned the public to brace itself for stricter measures if they decide to enjoy Easter weekend out and about during a recent interview.

On Sunday, Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci announced eight new coronavirus cases during the daily press brief. Another 28 individuals have completely recovered bringing the total up to 44.

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