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"Malta and Gozo are COVID-19 safe" - PM Robert Abela
More measures are expected to be lifted shortly.

Caroline Curmi

Speaking on a live interview on ONE TV, Prime Minister Robert Abela discussed the current COVID-19 situation and explained the government's stance on the matter: "Malta and Gozo are COVID-19 safe," he declared during the interview, as he shared details of new proposals to be implemented shortly.

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Commending the work of the local health authorities, PM Abela stressed life should go back to a relative normality: "We need to encourage people to get out of the house and make use of services available," PM Abela continued: "If we reopen restaurants, I'll be the first one to go to send a message that it is safe. I do not make an example of the public."

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Acknowledging that this is a new normality, PM Abela said there is no reason why life should not continue but insisted social distancing needs to be implemented every step of the way: "I should go to the hairdresser or to the restaurant. It's not going to be a free for all as if the last eight weeks didn't happen. Restaurants will not have the same amount of tables," he said.


Caroline Curmi
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Caroline Curmi
When she’s not having a quarter-life crisis, Caroline is either drawing in a café, frittering her salary on sushi or swearing at traffic in full-on Gozitan. There is also the occasional daytime drink somewhere in the equation. Or two. A creative must be allowed at least one vice.

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