106 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 108 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
Nov 3 2020 Share

Malta has registered 106 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,816 swab tests, while 108 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 23 cases were family members of previously known cases, 10 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 2 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases, 1 case was imported and 2 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 6,506 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 4,505 have recovered, 64 died and 1,937 are still active.


At least 4 dead and 15 injured in suspected Vienna terrorist attack

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Reports have emerged that the suspected terrorist attack in Vienna has claimed at least four lives and 15 injuries.

The attack, which began near the Stadttempel synagogue is being connected to an Islamic State terror group, according to Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer.

Vienna police shot and killed one of the suspects, later revealed as an Islamic terrorist who appeared to wear a phoney explosive belt.

Authorities revealed that multiple armed individual may still be in the city.


Majority of COVID-19 helpline calls being answered in under one minute, Fearne reports

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In yesterday’s parliamentary address, Health Minister Chris Fearne revealed that a whopping 95% of COVID-19 helpline calls are being answered in under one minute.

This follows Malta Daily’s reporting of complaints regarding the 1-hour waiting time on helpline calls. 

After thanking front-liners for their service, Fearne went on to announce the opening of two more swab centres in the north of Malta and the airport, amongst other announcements.


Catering establishments shut down after breaking COVID-19 protocol

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The Ministry of Tourism has reported that local catering establishments will be facing legal action after ignoring COVID-19 measures. 

A reported 300 inspections were made over the weekend with 2 of which found to be breaking the rules.

This follows the closure of bars and clubs until the 1st of December, with snack bars and kiosks allowed to remain open without selling alcohol.