109 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 6 recoveries

62 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 114 recoveries
Oct 19 2020 Share

Malta has registered 109 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,561 swab tests, while 6 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

Today’s cases are still being investigated. From yesterday’s cases; 40 cases were family members of previously known cases, 17 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 7 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases, 6 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases and 2 cases were imported.

To date, Malta has registered 4,737 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 3,242 have recovered, 45 died and 1,450 are still active.


BOV Żabbar branch close temporary following COVID-19 case

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Bank of Valletta has advised that its Żabbar branch will be closing temporarily as from today, following a reported COVID-19 case from one of its employees. 

The company has reported that it will be following all guidelines and measures issued by Health Authorities and will be re-opening once they deem the establishment clear.

The Gżira, Marsa and Qormi branches are also currently closed due to the same issues with the Ħamrun branch partially open with certain services.


More than 90,000 flu vaccines administered

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Over the past week, the flu vaccine has been given to over 90,000 people across Malta and Gozo. The Department of Health has ordered more than 250,000, of which 100,000 have already arrived.

From tomorrow, the vaccines will be available at Malta’s health centres. The second batch is scheduled to arrive in November, where they will be readily available at health centres and polyclinics.

Italian PM announces further measures to control the spread of COVID-19

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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced a number of measures which include bars and restaurants showing their maximum occupancy, while bars will have to close at 6PM unless they begin to offer table service.

Amongst other measures, all amateur sports have been banned, arrivals at schools have been spread to increase social distancing and all local festivals have also been banned.

So far, Italy has registered more than 414,000 COVID-19 cases, 36,453 of which being deaths.