Malta will start reopening its schools on Monday, Prime Minister Robert Abela has announced.
Childcare centres, kindergarten and primary schools will open on Monday, middle schools will open on Wednesday, and secondary schools on Friday. Post-secondary and tertiary educational institutions will remain online.
“Children cannot afford to lose more of their educational experience,” Abela said.
On Monday, elective surgeries and visits to elderly care homes will also resume.
On 18th April, churches will start holding mass again.
On 26th April, non-essential shops and services will reopen and the two-person limit on public gatherings will increase to four.
Other restrictions will remain in place for now and the government will constantly re-assess the situation, with a particular focus on the level of pressure the pandemic is imposing on hospitals.
The target is for Malta to open to tourists and allow weddings to re-commence on 1st June.
The press conference is still ongoing. You can watch it live below.