59 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 170 recoveries

54 COVID-19 cases registered with 57 recoveries
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Malta has registered 59 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,526 swab tests, while 170 patients have recovered. Two deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Saturday 6th August 2021, 774,250 vaccine doses were administered of which 404,419 were 1st doses. 395,537 people are currently fully vaccinated.

To date, Malta has registered 34,846 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 33,079 have recovered, 426 died and 945 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 32 COVID-19 positive patients, four of whom are in the ITU.


Tom Daley reveals the sweater he’s been knitting during the Olympics

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Beyond his feats of endurance and athleticism, British diver Tom Daley became a star of the Olympics for the most unlikely of talents; his knitting.

After making headlines throughout the entire competition, Daley finally revealed his Tokyo Olympics-themed sweater which he has been showed working on throughout the entirety of his stay in Tokyo.


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The diver shared on his second instagram account that he made the sweater to commemorate his experience in Tokyo and stated that he made it to remind him of the games, where he embroidered the Team GB logo and “GBR” on it along with the word ‘Tokyo’ in Japanese.


Government working on budget without increase in taxes – PM Robert Abela

Government working on budget without increase in taxes - PM Robert Abela
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In a segment on the Labour Party’s ONE Radio, Prime Minister Robert Abela revealed that the government is working on a budget which will not include an increase in taxes.

Abela held that while other European governments are increasing taxes on energy and fuel and raising VAT, Malta’s government is working to assure that no taxes are increased going forward.

The Prime Minister also addressed credit rating agency Moody’s A2 score on Malta, stating that such rating “shows us the country has good leadership and that it is taking the right decisions, but it also shows us where we have to improve”, going on to allude to the Opposition’s only consistency in “finding nothing good for the country”.

The PM also highlighted the stabilisation of hospitalised COVID-19 cases and if the situation remains stable, more restrictions will be lifted.


Almost 350,000 people travelled to Gozo in 2020

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Close to 350,000 thousand individuals crossed over to Gozo & Comino from Malta in 2020, registering a substantial increase than the previous two years.

In 2019, slightly less than 215,000 people crossed over whilst 2018 saw 230,000 crossing over, as revealed by the National Statistics Office (NSO).

The NSO also published that in 2020, almost 287,500 travelled for recreation, 54,600 people crossed over from Malta to visit family or friends and almost 18,400 residents went to Gozo for commercial, academic or health reasons.