The Malta Independent 6 August 2020, Thursday

Health emergency, mass event ban and crowd limit to be lifted on 30 June

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11:08 Last update: about 3 months ago

The public health emergency order will be lifted on 30 June, according to a Legal Notice that repeals a second round of Covid-19 regulations.

The legal notices that are being repealed include those on the closure of schools, on the suspension of mass events and on the limit of persons in public spaces.

These laws will be enforced until 30 June.

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Effectively, this means that mass events can be held after this date, and the 75-person limit will be removed.

The government also published another Legal Notice permitting travel to and from 22 countries as from 1 July.

These countries are: Austria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Italy (with  the  exception  of  Emilia  Romagna,

Lombardy and Piemonte), France (with the exception of Ile-de-France), Slovakia, Switzerland, Greece, Croatia, Spain (with  the  exception  of  Madrid,  Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castile and Leon), and Poland.

The Legal Notice states that the Superintendent of Public health may grant an exemption to travel to other countries where such travel is deemed “necessary” or “essential.”

On Sunday, Prime Minister Robert Abela said the emergency health order would be lifted “in the coming hours.” The 75-person limit at mass events would be removed, he said.

However, Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne said on Monday that weddings and other mass events are still “not recommended” for the time being.

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