The Malta Independent 21 September 2021, Tuesday

PN insists refunds should be issued to Maltese residents who quarantined at hotels

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 16:42 Last update: about 5 days ago

The Nationalist Party is insisting on the government to issue funds to those who have already had to pay for quarantine in a hotel despite having a residence in Malta. 

There has been a growing controversy over the strict protocols for arriving passengers, including residents, who had to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel room after arriving from a dark red country. A total of €1,400 had to be paid to quarantine at a hotel. 

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“Minister Fearne’s decision today, to stop sending Maltese residents to hotels at a cost of up to €1,400, acknowledges that the Nationalist Party was right in its appeal made on the 13 September. 

This appeal was then repeated by the PN at a press conference on Tuesday, saying that hotel quarantine for Maltese residents is disproportionate and unjustified,” the party said. 

It added that the government’s decision to stop quarantine in hotels confirms that the initial decision was arbitrary and not based on a need for public health. It now knows that it made a mistake. 

“A Nationalist government will consider the requests made by those people who have incurred such unfair expenses,” the party said. 

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