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60 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 154 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Dec 17 SHARE ON:
62 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 114 recoveries

Malta has registered 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,637 swab tests, while 154 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 26 cases were family members of previously known cases 18 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 9 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 4 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 11,475 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 9,670 have recovered, 182 died and 1,623 are still active.

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Gaffarena murder suspect released on €50,000 bail bond

 - Local - Dec 17 SHARE ON:

The court has temporarily released Gaffarena murder suspect Owen Schembri on a €50,000 bail bond.

18-year-old Schembri, along with 19-year-old Leon Debono are accused of murdering 27-year-old Saviour Gaffarena and injuring his cousin Vince in a shooting in Imqabba last year.

Schembri has denied his involvement in the shooting and is being represented by lawyers Arthur Azzopardi, Alfred Abela and Rene Darmanin.

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French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for COVID-19

 - COVID-19 - Dec 17 SHARE ON:

French President Emmanuel Macron is reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 after developing some symptoms.

The 42-year-old will still oversee his presidential responsibilities but will work remotely for the time being.

France has so far registered over 2 million COVID-19 cases with close to 60,000 deaths.

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England to announce revised COVID-19 measures later today

 - COVID-19 - Dec 17 SHARE ON:

England’s Minister for Health Matt Hancock will be announcing revised COVID-19 restrictions later today after pressure from regional leaders.

This widespread pressure came in light of the decreased daily cases in England while health authorities are still appealing for caution.

Currently, more than 61% of the population is living under strict COVID-19 restrictions.

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