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Malta Police Force awaiting clarification on mask laws from health authorities

Mar 8 2021 Share

After a number of fines were allegedly issued over the weekend to people removing their masks to eat, drink or smoke over the weekend, Malta Daily contacted the Malta Police Force for further clarification.

An official of the Malta Police Force stated that the Force is awaiting further clarification from the health authorities regarding mask-wearing in public.

In the past the few days, concerns were raised over the perceived discrepancies related to mask-wearing, especially in the face of potential penalisation.

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Maltese swimmers achieve several records in Slovakian Grand Prix

Mar 8 2021 Share

The Maltese Swimming team achieved several milestones in Slovakia during swimming Grand Prix. The second day of the competition saw several national records being established by Maltese athletes in the respective age groups.

Thomas Wareing established the new national record in the individual medley with a time of 4:37.71, beating the record he himself established in August 2020. Maya Galea established the new record in Age Group D in the 200m Breastroke whilst Sasha Gatt established a time of 16:53:34 in the 1500m Freestyle. And last but not least, Michela Portelli achieved a record in the 100m Butterfly for Age Group C with a time of 1:06.84.

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Fines issued to organisers of Ħamrun tombla event

Mar 8 2021 Share

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’.

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12 people fined after Hamrun celebrations, investigations continue

Mar 8 2021 Share

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.

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