Statistics published by the National Statistics Office show that, as expected the number of cars and passengers crossing between Malta and Gozo in the first quarter of 2020 has gone down, when compared to the same period last year.
This is definitely an automatic result of the COVID-19 outbreak as well as the recent measures taken to prevent the transmission of the virus as much as possible.
Delving deeper into the statistics, a total of 1,038,142 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo during the first quarter this year, down by 9.5% when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2019.
The highest number of passengers was recorded in February at 429,259 or 41.4% of the total for the quarter. When comparing to the previous year, the number of vehicles decreased by 1.8%, totalling 356,997.
During January-March, passenger traffic originating from Cirkewwa was busiest on Fridays (97,881) and Saturdays (88,140), whereas highest numbers from Mgarr were recorded on Sundays (102,606) and Mondays (73,494)