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57 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 134 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 57 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,237 swab tests, while 134 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Thursday 4th February 2021, 33,477 vaccine doses were administered of which 6,457 were 2nd doses.

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To date, Malta has registered 18,442 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 15,701 have recovered, 277 died and 2,464 are still active.

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Sandro Chetcuti tells Ramblers he wants Fomm ir-Riħ Bay to remain accessible to the public

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Talks are currently underway between landowner, Sandro Chetcuti, Ramblers’ association and the government about the publics’ access to Fomm ir-Riħ Bay.

Chetcuti has expressed his wish for the bay to remain accessible to the public. In August of 2020, there was a partial collapse of the clay slopes and this may have damaged the path which appears on the 1983 public deed.

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There was a controversy spark last ween when Chetcuti put up a gate n the path leading to Fomm ir-Riħ Bay. However, all entities are now in talks to come up with the best way forward.

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Rare black melanistic leopard caught on camera

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A photographer from India has managed to film an extremely rare black leopard from just a few feet away.

Wildlife photographer, Anurag Gawande glimpsed this melanistic leopard while on a safari at Tadoba National Park in western Maharashtra state this January.

While melanistic leopards are already rare because of their black coat, this particular male leopard, is as rare as they come. This is because of it’s distinctive black spots which are visible on its shiny coat.

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Malta sees its first fully electric van; Mercedes Benz E-Vito

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A fully electric van was just introduced in the Maltese Islands by the private sector. This van is worth around €90,000. Minister for the Environment, Aaron Farrugia was present at the presentation of this van and he said that this is the perfect example of an initiative towards helping the country in having better air quality.

He also said that the government gives incentives to people who buy electric vehicles, encouraging people to transform Malta into a healthier country.

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Together with company owner Darren Zammit, Minister Farrugia discussed several events, such as how other foreign countries like Norway and the UK have already passed this law for the coming years, in order to ban internal combustion engines in their respective countries.

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