100 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 165 recoveries

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Malta has registered 100 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,698 swab tests, while 165 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 20 cases were family members of previously known cases, 25 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 10 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 6,042 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 4,155 have recovered, 62 died and 1,825 are still active.


‘Spazi Miftuħa’ activists hold protest at Castille

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Members of 60 different NGOs making part of the ‘Spazji Miftuħa’ coalition have gathered in front of Castille to protest the government’s mistreatment of environmental issues.

Representatives of the coalition have stated that it is unacceptable that the Aħrax and Miżieb woodlands were just handed over to hunters.

They have appealed for the Prime Minister’s understanding of the selfish act which only benefits 300 hunters as opposed to the 30,400 people that signed a petition against the agreement.


New Maltese music you should be listening to

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We’ve been seeing a boom in local music recently and say that we can complain. Here’s a couple some local music you should be checking out ASAP.

The Busker X Matthew James – Just a Little Bit More

Follow The Busker’s line-up change, this is the first in their list of upcoming collaborations and who better to start with than singer-songwriter Matthew James. It’s feel-good, it’s funky and it’s local, what’s not to love?

Ryan Paul – Fine (In My Mind)

A relative newcomer to the Maltese music scene, Ryan Paul releases a future house banger in ‘Fine’, showing the local electronic sphere that he’s a force to be reckoned with. Being released on international channel ‘Future House Music’ and already garnering 10,000+ streams, we can’t wait to hear more from this guy.

Janice Mangion – Kewkba

We’ve always been suckers for Janice Mangion’s singing and songwriting in our mother tongue and ‘Sajjetta fil-Bnazzi’ is a testament to this. Seemingly welcoming the colder months in style, you can stream her song below:

Where It’s ATT – The Music

The Maltese-Aussie brothers have been on a roll recently. After releasing their G-House album ‘Sounds of The Street’ featuring their breakout hit ‘The Rain’, Where It’s ATT have kept the momentum going with ‘The Music’, a groovy, house-y banger of a track.

Jessica Magro – Break The Silence

Our last entry for this list is Jessica Magro’s ‘Break the Silence’, a synth-pop infused track flaunting the beauty of the Maltese Islands. How many local destinations can you spot in the video?

Slovakia beings nationwide testing for COVID-19

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In what is a global first for COVID-19 testing, Slovakia will attempt to screen its 5.4 million-strong population for COVID-19.

Around 45,000 front-liners have been deployed to collect swabs from approximately 5,000 points.

 In a statement addressing the situation, Slovakian Prime Minister Igor Matovic claimed that “the world will be watching,” in what will be an attempt to save “hundreds of lives.”