Local pharmacists have been stopped from selling COVID-19 self-testing kits.
This happened 10 days after the selling of the kits was planned to become legal in Malta as announced by Health Minister Chris Fearne. The self-testing kits can’t be sold until certified safe for selling by the Malta Medicines Authority, which should happen in a matter of week.
Local pharmacies who are caught still selling the COVID self-testing kits risk being fined for breaking the law. Distributors who sell the kits to pharmacies are also at risk of fines starting from €12,000 and jail time.
Self-testing kits have been available in a number of EU countries during the past months.