133 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 107 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
Nov 24 2020 Share

Malta has registered 133 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,664 swab tests, while 107 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 16 cases were family members of previously known cases, 5 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 3 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 1 case was from social gatherings with other positive cases and 4 cases were imported.

To date, Malta has registered 9,137 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 6,938 have recovered, 117 died and 2,082 are still active.

20-year-old woman arrested in huge Marsa drug bust

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€4,000 worth of cocaine, crack cocaine and hash were found in Marsa garage in a seizure conducted by the Special Intervention Unit of Malta’s Police Force.

The squads seized the garage which they had been monitoring for days to find 15 sachets of crack cocaine, 63 sachets of heroin, 110 sachets of cocaine, all ready for sale.

A 20-year-old girl was arrested and charged for drug trafficking with Magistrate Rachel Montebello leading an inquiry.


Elon Musk becomes second-richest person in the world

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Tech entrepreneur and Tesla boss Elon Musk has become the second richest person in the world as he is valued at $127.9 billion.

Musk beat Microsoft founder Bill Gates to take the number 2 spot coming after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos who currently holds a whopping net worth of $182 billion.

Musk’s rise in worth is attributed to the 6.585 increase in Tesla shares, accounting to a $7.2 billion increase.


Rapid COVID-19 tests will not be sold over the counter

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While rapid COVID-19 tests which give swifter results have been made available across the country, these tests cannot be sold over the counter. 

Groups of people have been utilising these tests prior to activities which congregate various people from different bubbles.

Nevertheless, individuals who utilise a rapid test and result positive must still take a normal swab test, which is considered to be the standard practice.

Malta currently stands at 2,060 active cases out of a total of 9,004 cases.