Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that residents at the Hal-Far Open Centre will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
This after eight people tested positive for Coronavirus in the last two days.
Minister Fearne said that an agreement with the Red Cross is being provided to residents at Hal Far.
On his part, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camileri said he contact with the outside had been severed. He went on to explain that Police forces were deployed to the Centre to ensure that quarantine was observed. He also explained that the quarantine rules and regulations would apply to these residents who would have to answer before the ordinary courts in case of breach. He urged employers of such residents to cooperate and not expect these people to report to work.
More details to follow.