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1,298 new COVID-19 cases registered in all-time high daily case report

1,298 new COVID-19 cases registered in all-time high daily case report
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Malta has registered its highest-ever number of daily COVID-19 cases with 1,298 new cases and 82 recoveries on December 28. This is the latest record-breaking daily COVID-19 case report within a matter of days.

The latest report brings Malta’s active case number up to 7,735 with a total of 476 deaths registered since the beginning of the pandemic. Prior to today’s report, the daily case record was registered on Christmas Eve with 955 cases, which was the third consecutive record-breaking daily case number.

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82 individuals are being treated in hospital, with 5 of them currently at the ITU while no new deaths have been registered. So far, Malta’s health system has administered 1,043,069 vaccine doses and 198,772 booster doses as the authorities continue to stress the importance of getting vaccinated.

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Strong wind warning; force 6 winds and cloudy skies to persist until Wednesday

Strong wind warning; force 6 winds and cloudy skies to persist until Wednesday
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The Malta International Airport’s Meteorological Office has issued a strong wind warning over a number of areas in Malta.

The official Met Office page warned of West Southwest force 5 winds which will become West Northwest force 6 winds and potentially also rise to force 7 in certain places during the day. Local weather page Malta Weather issued a similar wind warning while forecasting cloudy instances.

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The Met Office forecasts that such weather conditions and Northwest winds are expected to persist until Wednesday, with winds tomorrow also potentially reaching force 7.

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New education minister’s main focus is to open schools; to hold deciding meetings in coming days

New education minister's main focus is to open schools; to hold deciding meetings in coming days
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In his first few days as the newly-appointed education minister, Clifton Grima will hold a number of decisive meetings on whether or not schools should open after the Christmas holiday period.

With a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the community, Grima will hold two meetings with all of the relevant stakeholders, assess and decide whether or not schools will open.

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The new minister did tell MaltaToday however, that his main focus is reopening schools. He will hold a meeting with the health authorities to analyse the breakdown of the virus and vaccine distribution in Malta, with the second meeting to be held next week where a decision will be taken.

Should schools open after the holidays?

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30-year-old man from Birkirkara dies after falling from bastions in Valletta

30-year-old man from Birkirkara dies after falling from bastions in Valletta
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A 30-year-old man from Birkirkara lost his life on Monday after falling from a bastion in the Hastings Garden area in Valletta.

The Malta Police Force was notified of a body in St. Jacob’s Ditch in Valletta at around 6.15pm, to which they headed to the scene to investigate. A medical team was called on site but unfortunately the man was certified dead.

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An eye-witness told Television Malta that the man was seated on the bastions before slipping and falling into the ditch. Magistrate Elaine Mercieca has been notified of the case while police investigations are currently under way.

May he Rest in Peace.

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