A government decree bans journalists from reporting inside hospitals or interviewing health care professionals. Journalists say this risks "exacerbating the epidemic".
The investigative newspaper has faced multiple attacks over the years, including the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
In a historic case that could change the face of the Maltese media, one independent news outlet is taking on the political establishment to restore impartiality to the airwaves.
He told Euronews he was disgruntled by the "lipservice" he said the government paid to enacting real change in a country that has been labelled "the black sheep of the European Union" by Reporters Without Borders.