25 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 35 recoveries

Apr 25 2021 Share
Malta has registered 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,112 swab tests, while 35 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.
As of Saturday 24th April 2021, 311,559 vaccine doses were administered of which 99,574 were 2nd doses.
To date, Malta has registered 30,174 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 29,296 have recovered, 413 died and 465 are still active.

Police officers hospitalised after being attacked during beach inspection

Police officers hospitalised after being attacked during beach inspection
Apr 25 2021 Share

It has been reported that during routine beach inspections conducted by the Malta Police Force, two officers were hospitalised after being attacked physically and verbally by an individual who was not following regulations.

The police approached the individual and rather than co-operating, the individual chose to attack them and throw sand to their face, after which they were taken to Mater Dei Hospital.

These national officials, who are also battling the virus on a daily basis, are solely doing their job and should be treated with respect.


“The pandemic is not over”: Chris Fearne appeals for caution after easing of measures

"The pandemic is not over": Chris Fearne appeals for caution after easing of measures
Apr 25 2021 Share

During today’s public health conference, Health Minister Chris Fearne, stated that the COVID-19 pandemic in Malta is being well-controlled as daily cases continue to decrease with today’s number being 25.

He continued by saying that this doesn’t mean that the pandemic is over and that we should not ease our caution, with the pandemic being far from over as many continents and countries continue to struggle with mitigating the spread of the virus.

Dr. Fearne also reported that cases at Mater Dei Hospital have gone from 130 patients in March to 35, with only 3 patients currently in the ITU section and another 4 non-positive patients still being held for monitoring.


Catcalling: A Violation | by Għajjejt u Xbajt

Catcalling: A Violation
Apr 25 2021 Share

A woman knows the feeling, so allow us to paint the picture – you walk along, one step after another, your mind focuses on the work you have to do that day, or the fun you are about to have with your most beloved friend. The sun is out, you chose an outfit that made you feel good or comfortable in your own skin, you feel content. Walking along, your mind plays with whatever you are prioritising that day – when suddenly someone shouts at you from the other side of the road.

Give us a smile, they say. Doll, they call you. “Nice legs”.

There are not many things that feel as violating as being catcalled, and there are not many women who have not been catcalled, which means that society has come to accept that it is quite alright for women to be violated in the streets every day. It takes up so much brain space to have to live one’s life within the context of who is going to demean them in the streets from one moment to the next, or what vulgarities are going to be thrown at them for ignoring the calls and whistles. In shutting these comments out, they risk the guilt that overwhelms them for not speaking up for themselves, and in responding, they risk being physically assaulted. Women are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.

Going for a walk should not be a nightmare simply for existing as a woman. From the moment young girls hit puberty they begin to experience harassment in the streets, primarily from older men, and as soon as the discomfort begins to express itself, adults convince them that this verbal abuse should be taken as a compliment to their looks. Young girls are growing up and feeling as if they are obliged to be flattered by demeaning words and threatening behaviour, purely to protect the ego of men who think it is acceptable to make strangers feel small. This is the toxic narrative that most women have been taught.

A woman knows the feeling, but why should she? Why must she carry on spending so much of her time worrying about who is going to yell at her next? It is not her responsibility to cure this, it is the catcaller who is to blame. It is up to the violator to simply stop. Women deserve to walk home without the constant fear of verbal abuse from strangers, and we must teach young people that this is not a normal way to live.

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