Local Influencer Pleas For Sister With Down Syndrome To Quarantine At Home Instead Of Hotel


Maltese influencer Daniel Umanah has recently launched an appeal to local health authorities all the way from Nigeria for quarantine periods to be held at home instead of pricey hotels…


Umanah, his father, and his sister are set to return to Malta next week. However, they must quarantine at an officially recognised quarantine hotel for two weeks at their own cost upon their return.



This comes as health authorities oblige all travellers from countries classified as ‘dark red’ to quarantine at a hotel, even if they’re fully vaccinated as the Umanhas are, or test negative for their virus.


Umanah explained that his sister Rachel, who has Down syndrome, has trouble adjusting to unfamiliar places. In a video uploaded to his Instagram, Umanah explained: ‘We’re not trying to avoid quarantine but to be allowed to quarantine at home, instead of a hotel, as was the case in the past. Why does it have to be a hotel?



Regretfully, their request was denied. Umanah has been in the Nigerian village of Ikot Imoh after raising €18,000 from the public. He has since used the money to provide food, clothes, medical check-ups, and toilets to the local children.


At the time of writing, visitors may only travel to Malta from a ‘dark red’ country in exceptional cases. However, they must present a negative PCR test prior to boarding, spend two weeks quarantined at a quarantine hotel against payment of €100 nightly. They must then also test negative again on the 11th and 12th day of quarantine.



Do you think people returning from ‘dark red’ countries should be forced to quarantine in hotels?

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