The Malta Independent 8 May 2021, Saturday

Several fines issued over Hamrun street party

Sunday, 7 March 2021, 08:52 Last update: about 3 months ago

Several fines were issued yesterday during the Hamrun celebrations, the Police Force said in a post on Facebook.

On Saturday, Hamrun Spartans fans celebrated their team's win against Hibernians with an illegal street party.

Footage uploaded on social media showed a large crowd celebrating in the streets as police officers looked on helplessly. Mass events are banned under Covid-19 rules, and public gatherings are limited to six people. The government introduced new measures to slow down the spread of Covid-19 just this week. This is not the first time Hamrun fans breached Covid regulations. Last month, the police said they would be taking steps against a Hamrun establishment after a similar video of football celebrations was posted on social media. And in January, another massive street party was held in Hamrun after the team won against Valletta.

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The Police, in a statement on Sunday, said several fines were issued yesterday particularly during the Hamrun 'celebrations' among others.

"We have also assisted Transport Malta, the Environmental Health Directorate and the Malta Tourism Authority during checks on a boat in Bugibba, several catering establishments, private residences and public buses."

"High visibility patrols and enforcement across Malta and Gozo have already started since early Sunday morning targeting particularly picnic areas and promenades. If you come across any breaches in relation to the COVID-19 please let us know via the Police Headquarters number 21 224 001."

"Observe the regulations and ensure your safety and that of others - help us keep you Safe." 


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