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60 vehicles stopped for excessive driving on Mellieha bypass in one night

60 vehicles stopped for excessive driving on Mellieha bypass in one night
Aug 22 2021 Share

Traffic police and community officers stopped 60 vehicles and fined around 22 drivers for excessive speeding just this morning. All these interventions occurred in the Mellieha bypass leading to Ghadira, an area whose residents’ have allegedly reported speeding countless times. 

Triq Louis Wettinger has been subject to intense speeding by such reckless drivers, prompting authorities to intervene. The huge amount of stops and fine administrations showed the resident complaints to be true, whilst also prompting other drivers making their way to and from the area to drive more carefully to avoid fines and, more importantly, any life-threatening accidents. 

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Photo Source: Mellieha Local Council

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Rare crab which looks like a pastry caught by fisherman

Rare crab which looks like a pastry caught by fisherman
Aug 22 2021 Share

Caught off the coast of England by Ian Jepson, this super rare crab looks just like a pastry. Looking more like a pastry dish than a crustacean, the crab was nicknamed the ‘sponge-coated crab’ after being caught off the coast of Cornwall. 

The crab was safely returned to where it was initially, but the find made the highlight of Jepson’s day. Such weird and fascinating finds are caught every now and then, with this sponge crab being the latest sea marvel. 

According to Jepson, the crabs carve out pieces of sponge and fit them onto their backs. A spike in sightings have been reported, with the crabs allegedly using it for camouflage or even to cover themselves from heat. 

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All hands on deck to get students back into classrooms this scholastic year

All hands on deck to get students back into classrooms this scholastic year
Aug 22 2021 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela stated in an interview that everything is being done to ensure that students do not miss out on their educational experience. Speaking during a telephone interview one ONE Radio, Abela revealed how as the scholastic year draws nearer, Malta has a clear direction to get students back into schools to have the proper educational experience. 

Health and educational authorities are undergoing negotiations and talks to come up with safe and active measures which will see students returning to the classroom. These arrangements are also targeting post-secondary institutions as these too were impacted by the pandemic. The return to school is being facilitated by the fact that many teachers and school staff have been vaccinated, according to the Prime Minister. Students from the second year of secondary education also have access to the jab, making the process easier and safer. 

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Photo Source: Robert Abela FB, Pixabay

53 COVID-19 cases registered with 50 recoveries

42 COVID-19 cases registered with 59 recoveries
Aug 22 2021 Share

Malta has registered 53 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,025 swab tests, while 50 patients have recovered. No 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 21st August 2021, 791,240 vaccine doses were administered of which 410,856 were 1st doses. 409,136 people are currently fully vaccinated. 

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To date, Malta has registered 35,774 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 34,275 have recovered, 436 died and 667 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 41 COVID-19 positive patients, 3 of whom are in the ITU.

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