268 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 287 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 268 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 4,305 swab tests, while 287 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Saturday 13th March 2021, 120,073 vaccine doses were administered of which 39,099 were 2nd doses.

To date, Malta has registered 26,535 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 23,060 have recovered, 351 died and 3,124 are still active.


Crowds cry “shame on you” after Sarah Everard vigil is broken up by police

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On March 13, 2021, crowds gathered on Clapham Common for a vigil celebrating the life of Sarah Everard following the tragedy of her kidnapping and murder, which event was broken up by the police for breaking COVID-19 restrictions.

People shouted “Shame on you”, “Leave them alone” and “Arrest your own” as members of the vigil were handcuffed and escorted off the stage due to the braking of coronavirus regulations.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan along with various politicians from different sides of the spectrum voiced their concerns with the ‘disproportionate use of force’ and some even calling for the resignation of the Metropolitan Police Chief.


Miriam Dalli urges employers to help parents with teleworking methods

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Following the recent announcement of what is being called a ‘quasi-lockdown’, with schools going online as from tomorrow, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli took to Facebook to publish an appeal on the matter.

Il-Ħadd it-tajjeb 😊,Minn għada t-tfal se jibdew bit-tagħlim online. Sitwazzjoni li nifhmuha la darba hemm…

Posted by Miriam Dalli on Sunday, 14 March 2021

Dalli called upon parents and employers to utilise teleworking when possible, and for employers to provide alternative methods to facilitate parents with the monitoring of their children.

The minister closed off by calling for public co-operation and collaboration so that we as a nation can escape this situation as soon as possible.

Contact tracing reportedly 9 days behind schedule

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COVID-19 contact tracing is reportedly 9 days behind on cases as case management and the respective units are overwhelmed with work, The Malta Independent on Sunday has reported.

Workers in the sector have told the Malta Independent that they are “drained and tired”, with the prolonged waiting time contrasting Health Minister Chris Fearne’s previous claims contact within 24 hours for positive COVID-19 cases and 4 days for contacts of the case.

Malta currently stands at 3,144 active COVID-19 cases out of the total 26,267 cases.