Malta’s entertainment lobby has hit back at the Medical Association of Malta after MAM head Martin Balzan urged for measures restricting parties and mass events.
Earlier, Balzan issued stinging criticism of the Tourism Ministry’s “amateurism and lack of foresight” amid a rise of COVID-19 cases, pointing fingers at mass events.
In reply, the Malta Entertainment Industry and Arts Association expressed concern over Balzan’s rhetoric, noting that controlled mass gatherings cannot take place.
“So pointing fingers at parts of our sector that is technically still shut down, was and still is unfounded,” MEIA continues.
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However, it acknowledged the illegal and uncontrolled activity that remains a threat to the safe reopening of the industry.
“We also repeat our ongoing message that border control remains a determining factor to stop imported cases and avoid the spread within the local community. Both have been flagged numerous times.”
MEIA states they will ensure that the safe reopening of the industry will not be demonised any further.