Children under the age of 3 & people with respiratory problems will not be required to wear a face mask at all times

Oct 16 2020 Share

Health Superintendent Charmaine Gauci announced that Children under the age of 3 will not be required to wear a face mask at all times in public spaces. People with respiratory problems will also be excused from wearing a face mask.

Masks can be removed in private vehicles, but it is still recommended to wear a mask when there are passengers onboard, although it is not enforced.

Gauci stated the importance of keeping active and announced that people will not be required to wear a face mask while cycling and jogging outdoors – yet a face mask is still required for when they stop doing the activity.

Gauci said that face masks shall be removed upon entry in Banks in order for one to be identified, and those receiving facial treatments can also have their face masks removed.


Covid dedicated teams to be formed in order to enhance enforcement

Oct 16 2020 Share

Minister for Home Affairs, Law Enforcement and National Security Byron Cammileri, has announced during a special press conference, that the LESA and the Malta Police Force will be setting up new Covid dedicated teams in order to enhance enforcement and make sure that people and businesses are adhering to all covid-19 safety protocols.

This comes after Malta recorded a record 122 new covid-19 cases, with the total number of active covid-19 cases topping 1,000.

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More than 75,000 influenza vaccines have been administered in just 6 days

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Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that in just 6 days more than 75,000 people had taken the seasonal influenza vaccines which is being administered for free in every town.

It was already announced earlier this week that on the very first day that the influenza vaccine became available, more than 10,000 people had taken the jab.


Valentino Rossi tests positive for COVID-19

Oct 15 2020 Share

Nine-time Moto GP world champion Valentino Rossi will have to skip this weekend’s race in Aragon GP after announcing that he tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday.

The 41-year-old Italian who is known as “The Doctor” announced this in an official statement.