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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 WEDNESDAY • 11 MARCH 2020 • ISSUE 678 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY EDITORIAL • PAGE 9 Leadership in times of crisis How Covid-19 interrupted Robert Abela's honeymoon David Thake, Ivan Bartolo win House seats in by-election RAPHAEL VASSALLO PAGE 11 ANALYSIS • PAGES 6 & 7 PAGE 5 Coronavirus PM announces restrictions on mass events KARL AZZOPARDI ROBERT Abela has announced new restrictions on mass events after Cabinet agreed to step up the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. All mass events with more than 2,000 people have been banned and indoor events will be limited to a maximum gath- ering of 750 people. The decisions come hours af- ter Malta cut off all air and sea travel ties with Italy for pas- sengers. Malta registered its fifth Cov- id-19 case on Tuesday after- noon. The 16-year-old girl is the daughter of the man who tested positive on Monday night. PAGE 2 16-year-old girl is fifth coronavirus case KURT SANSONE THE 16-year-old daughter of the man who tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday has also contracted Covid-19, the health authorities said, confirming the fifth case of the virus in Malta. The man had travelled on holiday with his daughter and partner to Trentino Alto Adige in northern Italy between 23 and 27 February. The family returned to Mal- ta through Treviso. The Health Ministry said that youngster tested positive for the coronavirus and is "in good health". The ministry said the 16-year-old had not gone to school since coming to Malta. The girl's mother tested negative for coronavirus. Since yesterday evening, the youth, her mother and father were kept at Mater Dei Hospital's Infectious Disease Unit. Prime Minister Robert Abela highlighted new measures following a lengthy Cabinet meeting

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