Transport Malta suspends practice and theory tests indefinitely

A woman wearing a face mask and gloves walks a dog as a teddy bear is seen on a sidewalk, on the sixth day of an unprecedented lockdown across of all Italy imposed to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, in Turin, Italy, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Transport Malta has suspended the practice and theory tests indefinitely in a bid to reduce the spreading of Covid-19 or the novel coronavirus.

In a statement on Saturday, Transport Malta explained that following discussions with the health authorities and the Driving Schools Association, driving lessons will continue however they will be subject to a number of measures.

The new measures which will come into force are:

  • Not more than one student in the vehicle
  • The vehicle’s seat must be covered in leather or Rexine to contain any droplets on the surface
  • Seat, steering wheel and dashboard are to be disinfected after every student completes a lesson
  • Vehicle windows must, at least, be partially opened to ensure adequate ventilation

On Friday, Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci announced 11 new cases bring the total to 64 cases testing positive for coronavirus. Most of the cases have been travel related however local spreading seems to have happened in certain instances.

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