Malta’s law enforcement agency officers have issued over 1,300 fines for people not wearing masks so ignorance of the law can be no excuse.
However, two wardens were caught breaching this controversial law this morning while standing by the counter of a popular Mosta eatery.
A photo sent to Lovin Malta shows one warden with a mask under his chin and his colleague with no mask in sight as they stood by the counter. Other patrons, as well as eatery workers, were all wearing masks.
LESA confirmed that they are looking into the matter and will be “taking disciplinary action accordingly”.
As per Malta’s mask wearing legal notice, people who fall foul of the law must pay €100, which will be reduced to €50 if they’re paid before proceedings commence in front of the Commissioner for Justice.
An exception exists for people seated at catering establishments, but Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci and Health Minister Chris Fearne have made it clear that patrons must put their masks on when standing up.
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