The Malta Independent 16 July 2020, Thursday

Prime Minister and ministers exempted from mandatory quarantine after Libya visit

Friday, 29 May 2020, 17:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Superintendent of Public Health has exempted the Prime Minister, Robert Abela, along with Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri and Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo from mandatory quarantine after a brief trip to Libya.

In a notice published by the Government Gazette, Professor Charmaine Gauci suspended the need for quarantine for all persons on Flight 9H-ELI CITATION X travelling from Malta to Libya on 28 May 2020, which returned on the same day.

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"This suspension is granted on the basis that the persons travelling on these flights provide an essential service, the very limited period of time that was spent abroad, national security emergency relating to the travel and urgency of the trip abroad," the notice read.

Prime Minister Abela, along with Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri and Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo visited Tripoli to discuss migration issues with the Libyan government, such as migration. Footage shows Abela shaking hands with the Libyan delegation and not following social distancing rules.

According to current rules, anyone who returns from abroad is currently required to quarantine at home for two weeks


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