Superintendent for Public Health Charmaine Gauci was asked by newsroom Times of Malta about why children in school are masks whereas politicians in parliament were not. Gauci avoided criticising politicians who sat for the Budget speech without wearing a mask despite public health measures. The speech lasted for nearly two-and-a-half hours, but many MPs, except for the likes of Chris Fearne, could be seen sitting maskless.
Gauci insisted that wearing masks is crucial to protect others, despite declining to comment on the politicians’ lack of masking. With the measure being mandatory in all workplaces and indoor public spaces, masks could only be removed while eating or making public speeches. Most MPs on the Opposition side were seen wearing their mask, and many took to social media to express their disappointment in some politicians not doing so. Gauci did however focus on studies to take place which will determine whether masks will be required for the next school term.
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