Fines issued to organisers of Ħamrun tombla event

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The organisers of the tombla event in Ħamrun last weekend have been fined after being in clear breach of COVID-19 regulations.

Transport Malta officials, health officials and members of the Malta Police Force were called onto the scene at the Valentine Hall in Ħamrun, one hour into a 60-person-strong event with the majority of attendees being elderly individuals.

Particular attendees expressed their disappointment with officials halting the event stating that ‘it’s not like we killed someone’ and ‘let us live our lives in the few days we have left’.


12 people fined after Hamrun celebrations, investigations continue

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Police have issued fines to 12 people who were identified as having participated in the celebrations happening in Hamrun last Saturday. Police continued its investigations to identify more participants who were involved. The spontaneous celebrations happened after Hamrun Spartans beat Hibernians in the Premier League.

The majority of celebrations occurred near Hamrun football ground, with a large mass of Hamrun residents converging on the spot. The mass gathering occurred after the authorities issued new COVID-19 measures so as to mitigate the virus and the UK variant. Fines have doubled for those caught breaking the regulations.


Masks to be worn at all times; several fined for eating & drinking in public

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Over the weekend, several individuals raised concerns about receiving fines for eating in public following the national COVID-19 conference on 4th March.

Following confirmation for the Health Ministry, it is understood that it is prohibited to remove one’s mask for activities such as eating, drinking or smoking whilst in a public place and engaging in such acts is eligible for penalisation.

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A fine issued to an individual for eating in public, as posted on FB group ‘Are You Being Served ? (Malta & Gozo) Original’

A number of fines were issued as measures are to remain in place until 11th April, as stated in the national conference.


201 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 345 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 201 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,946 swab tests, while 345 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Sunday 7th March 2021, 97.864 vaccine doses were administered of which 32,862 were 2nd doses.

To date, Malta has registered 24,599 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 21,087 have recovered, 334 died and 3,178 are still active.