Another 3 digit number is expected to be announced later on today, as it is expected that the record of cases in a day will be broken once again for the 4th consecutive day.
Record number of cases in a day expected to be broken again for the 4th consecutive day
Bars and band clubs to close at 11pm
During a special press conference Prime Minister Robert Abela has announced that bars and band clubs will have to close by 11pm in an effort to stop the spread of covid-19.
This comes after Malta recorded a record 122 new covid-19 cases, with the total number of active covid-19 cases topping 1,000.
Masks to be worn in all public spaces at all times
During a special press conference, Health Minister Chris Fearne has announced that the protective face masks will now be required to be worn in all public spaces.
This means that everyone will be required to wear a face mask as soon as they step out of their homes.
Fines will be given to anyone not adhering to this new measure, with Dr.Fearne stating that a trial week will be given so that people would be able to get used to the new norm of wearing a face mask at all times.
Children under the age of 3 & people with respiratory problems will not be required to wear a face mask at all times
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.