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3 active cases of monkeypox found in Malta

Aug 26 2022 Share

Malta currently has 3 active cases of monkeypox at the moment. This was confirmed to Newsbook.com.mt by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.

It was also confirmed that none of the 3 cases needed intensive care from Mater Dei. The first ever case of monkeypox in Malta was reported on the 28th of May and was a 38-year old Maltese resident who had just visited a foreign country.

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On the 16th of August, Health Minister Chris Fearne confirmed on his Twitter account that the first dose of the monkeypox vaccine arrived in Malta and would be given to those who were in contact with people who currently suffer or suffered from the virus.

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“That’s why I chose Hamrun”; Joseph Portelli gives first interview after Spartans’ European exit

Aug 26 2022 Share

In his first interview on the official Hamrun Spartans Football Club page, Joseph Portelli expressed his gratitude towards everyone involved in Hamrun’s journey and addressed the end of the club’s European journey.

 

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“A dream which almost became a reality”, Portelli said before going on to thank the club’s committee, players, coach, staff and supports who gave it their all at every single match.

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The business mogul and now beloved Hamrun icon stated that this is the very reason he choice Hamrun; the continuous and passionate support. He went on to express his hopes of going where no Maltese club has gone before next year; the group stages of the UEFA Conference League.

Do you believe that Hamrun will eventually get to the group stages?

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Swieqi residents angry over garbage piles and loud parties reveals mayor

Aug 26 2022 Share

Swieqi mayor Noel Muscat has expressed his frustration at the issues & problems that the locality has been facing in regards to garbage pile being let outside short-let apartments and various night disturbances popping up in the town.

Muscat told Times of Malta “the mushrooming of short-let flats in the locality has caused a major headache as several bags of rubbish are deposited on the pavements at any time on any day, whenever these are cleaned for quick changeovers.”

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He also revealed that he has been called many times from various people who are “losing it” with the thrash issue.

They are “so fed up that they are not reasoning any more”, said the frustrated mayor, continuing on by saying  that they have reached “the point of enormous frustration where they are no longer up for discussing and just tell me to do something about it”.

He also confirmed that the local council does not have the necessary funds available to properly take care of this problem and that government intervention is needed.

Muscat said that, as of right now, requests to meet the relevant ministers have only been passed onto their assistants and feedback to detailed reports was not forthcoming.

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San Ġwann mayor announces parking spaces for E-Scooter

Aug 26 2022 Share

Mayor of San Ġwann Trevor Fenech has revealed on Facebook new parking spaces around the locality specifically for the infamous E-Scooters that have become quite common in Malta the past few years.

Last week the council announced that they would working on implementing new rules to address the problem of E-Scooters being randomly left around the locality. These E-Scooters can be an obstacle to not only those driving but also those walking safely and riding their bike or motorbike.

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Fenech continued the post by writing “We have always believed in and encouraged the use of alternative transport. Escooters are part of this alternative. We hope that whoever uses these, does so responsibly and makes use of these parking spaces provided.”

He also revealed that as of right now there are 20 parking spaces in San Ġwann for E-Scooters and he hopes that in due time there will be another 20 parking spaces available.

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