Gyms will reopen and restaurants and snack bars will be able to stay open until midnight from 24th May as part of Malta’s strategy to relax Covid-19 restriction measures, health authorities have confirmed.
Weddings and language schools will be permitted to reopen and recommence as of 1st June.
Bars and snackbars will be allowed to reopen on 7th June along with cinemas, theatres and betting centres.
A number of measures surrounding visits to elderly homes will also be relaxed on 17th May.
The new set of relaxation measures were announced by Health Minister Chris Fearne and Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci at a press conference earlier today.
Fearne emphasised that the relaxation of new measures will depend on whether the number of active cases remains low.
Malta also has just nine cases of Covid-19 overnight.
As it stands, non-essential services and shops opened on 26th April. Restaurants and cafes are set to open on 10th May with non-contact sports allowed to resume as well.
Meanwhile, Malta is expected to open its doors to foreign tourism on 1st June as the country pushes ahead with its vaccination campaign, now allowing those aged 30 and over to register for the vaccine.
Moreover, Malta has begun administering the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine in an attempt to meet its summer herd immunity goal.
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