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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT More than 2,500 spot-checks carried out in 10 days

Reference Number: PR200544en, Press Release Issue Date: Mar 24, 2020
 
In the first ten days since spot-checks began, more than 2,500 spot-checks were carried out on persons who should be observing mandatory quarantine. Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement Byron Camilleri explained how these figures demonstrate the willingness of the authorities to ensure that everyone is following the law during this crucial time. “We increased fines from €1000 to €3000 for those found to be in breach of quarantine rules, whereas people who test positive for coronavirus and are ordered to self-isolate will be fined €10,000 every time they violate these orders. The message is clear, the health of the Maltese people must never be put at risk”, said Minister Camilleri.

From the figures it is clear that the majority of people are cooperating with the police. “I want to thank our disciplined forces, the police, the Civil Protection Department, and our healthcare professionals for the coordinated manner in which they are working to protect the Maltese people”, stated Minister Camilleri.

The minister appealed for the people to show their gratitude towards these people by following the instructions issued by the authorities.
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