Malta enters month-long coronavirus lockdown. Schools closed, services closed, sports activities stopped, hairdressers, gyms closed

Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela said in a press conference today that:

  • All restaurants and ancillary services in hotels will close and only room service will be provided;
  • Closure of non-essential shops and services including hairdressers, barbers, beauty shops, clothes shops, furniture and jewellery shops, toyshops and florists;
  • Crossings to Gozo will be limited to essential travel and those who own property on the island;
  • Groups gathering in public are being limited to four from the current six;
  • All organised sports activities are banned;
  • Pools, cinemas, museums, theatres, wedding receptions and religious activities banned except funerals;
  • Non-urgent surgery to be postponed;
  • Religious activities including Masses stopped except funerals;
  • The measures apply until April 11

Times of Malta report


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