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Parties & weddings back to normal from May 2 as Chris Fearne lifts COVID-19 restrictions

 - COVID-19 - Apr 22 SHARE ON:
Parties & weddings back to normal from May 2 as Chris Fearne lifts COVID-19 restrictions

Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that almost all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted as from May 2nd, with parties and weddings to return back to normal.

This would mean that attendee limits, vaccine requirements and the wearing of masks will not remain mandatory at parties and weddings. In addition to this, Fearne also revealed that the mask-wearing measure will be lifted across Malta except for hospitals, clinics, elderly homes and during flights.

Additionally, Malta will no require passenger locator forms from travellers arriving from green zones as of May 2nd. Arrivals from red and dark red zones will still be required to fill in their PLF. The passenger locator forms created quite a stir for travellers due to the creation of longer queues and extended waiting times at the Malta International Airport.

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More Supermarkets boss who fled Malta found in Scotland; to be extradited to Malta

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More Supermarkets boss who fled Malta found in Scotland; to be extradited to Malta

More Supermarkets boss Ryan Schembri has been found and arrested in Scotland, Net News have reported.

Schembri fled Malta back in 2014, leaving a reported €40 million in debt from the crash of the local supermarket chain. The supermarket boss is said to have fled from Malta following threats from loan sharks towards him and his son.

Schembri was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by Interpol a number of years ago, upon request from Maltese authorities. He is reportedly wanted on suspicions of money laundering and fraud, sources have revealed.

A judicial protest from one of the investor’s lawyers claims the client suffered huge damages as a result of Schembri’s “deceit, illegal, abusive and fraudulent behaviour.”

He is slated to be extradited to Malta and could face charges of money laundering and connection to the murder of lawyer and former investor Carmel Chircop.

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Obligatory quarantine to apply only for positive people as from May 2nd

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Obligatory 6-day quarantine to apply only for positive people as from May 2nd

In a press conferenced addressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne earlier today, it was announced that quarantine will only remain mandatory for COVID-19 positive cases.

Fearne stated that individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will have to remain in isolation for 7 days and if they remain positive it will be extended to 10 days.

Primary contacts who are vaccinated will not be obliged to remain in quarantine, as will those in the positive individual’s household. Individuals from within the same household do not have to quarantine, but health authorities have recommended that the members concerned get tested to protect those around them in case of symptoms.

What do you make of this?

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Almost all COVID-19 measures to be removed as from 2nd May, Chris Fearne announces

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Almost all COVID-19 measures to be removed as from 2nd May, Chris Fearne announces

In a press conference addressed earlier this morning, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that, as of 2nd May, almost all of Malta’s COVID-19 measures will be removed.

Fearne stated that this decision is part of Malta’s exit roadmap as the country continues to move towards normality with responsibility. While the Deputy PM encouraged the use of masks in enclosed spaces such as public transport, he revealed that masks will not remain obligatory except for hospitals, medical clinics, homes for the elderly and during flights.

Fearne went on to reveal that ITU numbers remain relatively low with 88 positive cases in Mater Dei, not all of which due to COVID-19 symptoms but due to testing positive upon arrival in Malta. He highlighted that Malta still has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world with over 80% receiving their vaccine booster.

The government’s aim is to have all elderly citizens receive their second booster dose by May 2nd.

Fearne also revealed a number of steps related to quarantine and positive cases.

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