The basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Valletta is being closed until August 2, as the Carmelite community goes into quarantine.
In a post on Facebook, the Carmelite Priory asked for prayers and said that the church was being closed as a preventive measure.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Malta have been spiralling for the past days with active cases reaching 2,177 on Tuesday.
Independent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.