Updated 8.40pm

Eight fines were issued on Tuesday during police inspections to groups of four or more people in public spaces.

The government announced on Monday that groups of four or more people caught in public by the police will be fined €100 each, as part of measures to enforce coronavirus social distancing. 

They said the inspections were carried out in Malta and Gozo throughout the day and focused mainly on enforcing the order relating to the number of people in public spaces.

The operations were carried out jointly by district police, police from the Rapid Intervention Unit, the Mellieħa Community Policing Team, the Mounted and Dog Sections.

The Administrative Law Enforcement is continuing with inspections in relation to breach of the quarantine regulations. 

Meanwhile, in its Covid daily bulletin, the government said that 471 breach of quarantine inspections were carried out around Malta and Gozo.

The Police, together with Department of Health and Civil Protection Department
officials, found six individuals breaking the law and these were fined €3,000 each.

Since inspections started, the authorities issued 49 fines for non-observance of mandatory quarantine.

Hotel in breach of regulations - termination of utilities requested

The authorities also said that a hotel in Sliema which last Sunday was found to have 80 foreign workers residing in it was on Tuesday found to have another 11 people residing in it by Malta Tourism Authority officials.

The hotel is supposed to be closed through an enforcement notice. Used rooms were also found in the hotel, among other indications that there were more people residing in it.

A request for the termination of electricity and water supplies to the hotel has been made. Food and drinking establishments have been complying with
the regulations imposed for their continued closure. 550 inspections in total were carried out. One can report abuses on 21692447.

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