No new COVID-19 cases were registered on Friday, making it the eighth consecutive day with zero new cases of the virus being registered.

With one new recovery, the number of active cases in Malta is now three.

Health authorities said in their daily update 930 swab tests were conducted overnight, out of a total of 111,555 swabs.

The first COVID-19 cases were detected on March 7. A total 674 cases have been detected in four months. Nine people who were infected with the virus have died. 

All testing hubs in Malta and Gozo will remain open, the authorities said.

Nearly all restrictions imposed to contain the virus have now been lifted but the wearing of masks is still mandatory in shops and on public transport. Social distancing measures are still in place.

The first commercial flights resumed on July 1 from so-called ‘safe corridor’ countries and from Wednesday, travellers from 50 countries have been allowed to touch down.

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