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82 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 71 recoveries

54 COVID-19 cases registered with 57 recoveries
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Malta has registered 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,192 swab tests, while 71 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 Monday Tuesday 17th August 2021, 787,194 vaccine doses were administered of which 409,095 were 1st doses. 406,325 people are currently fully vaccinated.

To date, Malta has registered 35,516 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 34,072 have recovered, 433 died and 615 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 37 COVID-19 positive patients, one of whom is in the ITU.

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Afghanistan female footballers make cry for help

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Ever since USA President Joe Biden withdrew American soldiers from Afghanistan, all hell has broken loose as the Taliban, a terroristic, militant group has regained and taken over Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Women in Afghanistan who over the last 20 years have been experiencing freedom, will again be treated like they are not human, even major sport athletes like the Afghani women’s football national team.

 

 

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Former Afghani footballer and now human rights activist Khalida Popal has recently come out to the world.  She admitted that she has received a number of emotional phone calls from other female football players asking for advice. Her advice to them was to try and leave, she also told AP that her other advice was “I have been encouraging to take down social media channels, take down photos, escape and hide themselves,”. 

Khalida is currently living in Denmark after she successfully sought asylum in the Nordic country. Khalida was fundamental in the progression of women’s football in Afghanistan. It was because of her that plans to form an official national team started and those plans were finished in 2007 when the national team was officially formed. She didn’t play for long, as after only 4 years of playing she became director of the Afghanistan Football Association.  During this job, she received numerous death threats as she admitted to hating the Taliban on national TV  “I was calling Taliban our enemy”. This led her to go to Denmark, but even there she still defends Afghani women and their rights.

She also told AP what she knows about these footballers “They are hiding away. Most of them left their houses to go to relatives and hide because their neighbours know they are (football) players. They are sitting, they are afraid. The Taliban is all over. They are going around creating fear.” Let’s hope that all these problems in Afghanistan can be resolved quickly and that all women regain their natural rights.

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Prosecutors requesting life prison sentence for Yorgen Fenech

Prosecutors requesting life prison sentence for Yorgen Fenech
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Attorney General has filed a Bill of Indictment against Yorgen Fenech as he stands charged with masterminding late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. With prosecutors requesting a life sentence, deputy attorney general Philip Galea Farrugia unveiled how the Bill of Indictment had been filed during a sitting due to hear submissions on Fenech’s request for bail. 

With an ongoing sitting, lawyers representing the accused submitted a bail application on Monday before the criminal court. They argued for the client’s continued detention was no longer justifiable as the compilation of evidence against him had reached an advanced stage. There exists no fear of him tampering with evidence, they argued, with lawyers pointing to a legal provision which states that an accused must be released on bail if the compilation exceeds 20 months. This is a developing story. 

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‘All dogs deserve to live’ say Island Shelter Malta in reassuring post

‘All dogs deserve to live’ say Island Shelter Malta in reassuring post
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The Island Sanctuary Malta posted to Facebook a much needed and calming post in light of warnings that Malta is heading towards kill shelters. After Animal Welfare Commissioner warned that due to Malta’s tendency to buy instead of adopting dogs the island might be headed towards the introduction of kill shelters, the sanctuary assured the public that this will not be the case with their organisation. 

The sanctuary posted how their organisation was ‘founded on the principle that all dogs deserve to live.’ They revealed how they never put a dog to sleep to make room for another one and they never intend to. ‘This is the reason we are always full’ says the post as ‘We love our dogs like our own, and the loss of one of them is always cause for great sorrow.’ The post was met with much appreciation and support, commending the shelter’s dedication and care that goes into safeguarding and loving every single dog. 

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Photo Source: The Island Sanctuary Malta