Almost 100 people were fined €100 each on Sunday after they were found in groups of more than three while a Marsaxlokk food establishment was fined €3,000 for serving food to a couple eating on a bench outside.

Regulations against gatherings of more than three were issued by the government to stop the spread of coronavirus while restaurants are only meant to serve take-outs and deliveries. 

After Sunday’s 96, the total of people fined for breaching the regulations on public gatherings has risen to 646.

The authorities continued to appeal to people to be responsible and cooperate with the directives being issued. 

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