Malta is set to scrap the COVID-19 regulation which sees schoolchildren wearing masks in schools after lessons resume after the Easter holidays.
The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne during the inauguration of a garden in Raħal Ġdid which honours all those who died whilst positive for the virus in Malta.
Fearne revealed how the aim is to survey the situation during the holidays. From current observations, the health minister revealed that the country is set to make it no longer necessary for children to wear their mask in class.
He said that whoever wants to wear masks in class could do so, but it will no longer remain a legal obligation. Fearne also revealed that talks between Malta’s authorities and European partners in regards to travel restrictions will be taking place.
These talks would assess whether a negative PCR test would be sufficient to allow travel between countries. Meanwhile, cases seem to be on a slight rise as 229 new cases were registered, pushing it up to 1673 active cases.