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Distressing photo emerges showing groups of people gathered in Spinola yesterday
It’s causing an uproar on social media.

Sarah Micallef

As many of Malta’s residents go into their third or fourth week of self-isolation, tensions are running high, and anger is being directed at individuals who seem to be ignoring advice from local authorities.

In Malta, current pandemic rules state that public gatherings of more than three people are not allowed, with 81 fines being handed out yesterday alone to people ignoring the ban. Now, a photo has been posted online by a concerned citizen, showing several groups of people *not* keeping their distance in Spinola.

The person who posted the photo comments that the police were called, but the groups were only in the area for a few minutes. “My 33rd day when I did not leave the house. I only go for the market. Please stay at home,” she laments.

Posted just a few hours ago, the photo has already sparked hundreds of reactions and comments by locals condemning the behavior, and we can’t say we’re surprised.

It’s a trying time for everyone, but ignoring the rules is not worth the risk. #StayHome #StaySafe

6th April 2020


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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