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24-year-old man from Gambia arrested for robbing woman with knife

 - Local - Feb 19 SHARE ON:

A 24-year-old man from Gambia was arrested moments after robbing a woman at knife-point in Pietà yesterday evening.

District police investigations revealed that a 27-year-old Colombian woman was walking along Triq Telgħet Gwardamanġa when the man approached her from behind and put a knife to her neck, asking for money.

The man escaped with her mobile phone but was found within around 20 minutes after the police noted suspicious activity in Triq l-Isptar with the culprit matching the description and being arrested soon after.

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Hospital delays expected after industrial action for 1,300 workers

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Public hospital delays are expected as of Friday after 1,300 workers in the healthcare sector were ordered into industrial action by the Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin (UĦM).

The union issued over 400 directives due to government allegedly ‘dragging its feet’ with regards to the negotiation of collective agreements and affects multiple kinds of workers such as ambulance responders, dental hygienists, social workers.

Most directives exclude emergency cases and procedures such as those which require life-supporting monitoring, where workers must conduct their duties if absolutely necessary.

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‘Vulnerable’ Gozitans will no longer have to travel to Malta for vaccination

 - COVID-19 - Feb 19 SHARE ON:

Following a public outcry after the news that elderly and vulnerable Gozo residents had to travel to Malta for their COVID-19 vaccine, the aforementioned decision has now been reversed.

Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci has reported that Gozo residents who classify as ‘vulnerable’ individuals will receive an amended appointment at a location in Gozo.

The situation was raised by Nationalist MP Chris Said on Thursday after multiple reports from Gozitan individuals having to go to Malta for vaccinations.

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Quarantine may be a thing of the past for fully-vaccinated people

 - COVID-19 - Feb 19 SHARE ON:

Following today’s COVID-19 media briefing, quarantine may become a thing of the past for individuals who have received both their COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci has revealed that while currently, vaccinated people are advised to quarantine if they come into contact with a positive case, guidelines are currently being discussed at an EU level.

COVID-19 – Media Briefing – 19-02-2021

COVID-19 – Media Briefing – 19-02-2021

Posted by saħħa on Friday, 19 February 2021

In the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had amended it’s COVID-19 protocol, making it that fully-vaccinated individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 do not have to quarantine as long as they are free of symptoms.

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