13 Mar Malta- Coronavirus- Updates march 13
Please see below the latest update in relation to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Malta.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Maltese Government Services and Information Department issued a press release informing that as of Friday 13thMarch 2020, all schools (primary, secondary, post-secondary and tertiary) and childcare centers will be closed for a week.
With immediate effect, public mass events cannot be held. The public is advised not to attend any activities of the sort. In collaboration with the Malta Football Association, all football matches of the Premier, First, Second, Third Divisions together with the U19 league, will be played behind closed doors.
Government has decided to stop all air and sea travelling from and to France, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. as from 23:59 of 11th March. All persons who entered Malta from France, Spain, Switzerland and Germany as of March 11th will be subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine.
On the other hand, persons who have been in Italy, China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan, Iran and South Korea, from 27th February 2020 onwards, will be subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine upon their entry into Malta. This period starts from the last day that these persons were in any of these countries.
Persons living in the same households as any of the above persons must also spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine.
The mandatory quarantine will be enforced through regular police spot-checks and failure to observe this obligation will result in a fine of €1,000 for each time it is breached.
For further information on issues regarding quarantine, it is possible to contact the public health authorities, via email to email@example.com. For anyone presently under quarantine and need help to get food or medicines, please call on +356 21 411 411.
Principal will continue to monitor the situation and will keep sending regular updates.
Chef Executive Officer