Fourth person fined for breaking quarantine rule

Updated 07:26 PM
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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A fourth person was caught breaching quarantine rules and was fined €1,000 on Sunday. In a statement the National Security Ministry said that a total of 224 spot-checks had been carried since the government announced a mandatory quarantine for anyone arriving in Malta.

A total of four individuals were found to be breaking the law and fined a €1,000 each.

The spots-checks are being carried out by police officers from the Administrative Law Enforcement Unit together with officials from the Directorate of Public Health and the Civil Protection Department. Over the past 24 hours a total of 134 spot-checks were carried out.

Earlier

A third person has been caught violating mandatory quarantine directive. The Police along with health inspectors are carrying out spot checks at residences of individuals who were instructed to place themselves under mandatory quarantine.

Every person caught violating mandatory quarantine will be fined €1,000 for every breach.

Two individuals were already caught violating mandatory quarantine on Saturday.

On Friday, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced that mandatory quarantine has been extended to all incoming passengers. During the same press conference, Abela targeted third country nationals, warning them that if found to be in breach of the quarantine directive not only they will be fined €1,000 but they will also lose their work permit.

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