28 March 2020 – Elderly, pregnant women and people with medical conditions to stay home

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health Minister Chris Fearne

Overview: There can be no public gatherings of more than five people. There should be a distance of two metres between people. This measure is with immediate effect. Police have been ordered to disperse people in public. Vulnerable individuals should remain indoors; that is, those who are over 65 years old, pregnant, with chronic illness, insulin dependent diabetics, biological medication, had chemotherapy in last six months, had a transplant or HIV treatment, on renal dialysis, respiratory problems who needed treatment in last year, cardiac problems in last six months, or on oral steroids. This will impact around 118,000 individuals. This will come into effect from Saturday morning.Those who live with people in this category will have to observe the lockdown or find alternative accommodation.
Full details here: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/fearne-to-address-press-conference-on-coronavirus-developments.781097

Type of Justification: No justification given