Boat with 80 people on board escorted into Buġibba

Informed sources have told TVM that a Transport Malta dinghy followed a boat into a Buġibba wharf on which there were 80 persons on board.

It appears many of these are foreigners and it is understood that fines are to be issued for failing to maintain social distancing and exceeding the gathering of more than six people in a group.

Police from the Environmental Unit, Transport Malta officials and officials from the Environmental Health Department are on the spot.

Investigations are taking place whether alcohol has been consumed on board.