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New measures announced:
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In light of the rather sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks, the Maltese government has introduced a fresh set of measures.
Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci announced a number of measures this morning, most of which swing into action as of 8am, Wednesday 19 August.
The measures are as follows:
With regards to the amber list measure, Fearne explained that those countries on the list will need to produce a negative COVID-19 result in the last 48 hours, before being allowed into Malta. Those who do not produce the negative certificate will either have to get a swab test done here or go into quarantine.
The countries affected by this measure will be announced later this week and will be enforced as of midnight, Friday 21 August.
As it stands, Malta currently has 607 active cases. However, Fearne said that the new measures are aimed at reducing the spread of the virus in the community.