23 March 2020 – All non-essential shops and services are to close

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health Minister Chris Fearne gave the announcement

Overview: All non-essential shops and services are to close. That is, all shops except those selling essential items such as food, medical services and pet shops will close from 8.00am.
Full details here: https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-malta/malta-closes-all-non-essential-shops-services-as-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSL8N2BF0OA

Type of Justification: No justification given