A silver lining: less injuries from road accidents during Christmas season

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As we await Transport Malta’s annual report for 2020, it has been reported that this year, fewer traffic incidents occurred during the Christmas season.

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and an improvement in drunk-driving campaigns, Maltese roads may have taken a breath of fresh air.

With less outdoor events, much smaller gatherings and increased awareness across the board, hopefully little to no accidents happen during any new year celebrations tonight.


Government to allocate €1 million pandemic fund for bars and clubs

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In a Facebook post published earlier today, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced that the Government will be allocating a €1 million pandemic fund for bars and clubs who faced difficulties during the pandemic.

Il-Gvern se jalloka €1 miljun lis-sidien tal-barijiet u każini f’għajnuna għad-diffikultajiet li affaċċjaw kawża…

Posted by Robert Abela on Thursday, 31 December 2020

Abela stated that he has maintained contact with the owners of these establishments and understood the crisis they are facing and this fund will complement the wage supplement already created by the government.

Details on the fund will be revealed in later days.

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Joseph Calleja angered with Għadira Bay queues; disputes “Private house parties”

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In a tweet posted yesterday afternoon, Maltese cultural ambassador and beloved tenor Joseph Calleja spoke out against the endless Għadira queues heading towards Gozo for New Year’s Eve.

In a re-tweet of a Times of Malta article, Calleja semi-jokingly stated that the virus ‘loves concert halls and opera houses but hates private/massive house parties with DJs’.

Whether or not you agree with the tenor, the virus will not take a break on New Year’s Eve and whether or not there will actually be massive house parties with DJs, it is of utmost importance to adhere to health protocol.


109 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 64 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 109 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,858 swab tests, while 64 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 35 cases were family members of previously known cases, 14 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 12 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 10 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 12,774 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 11,121 have recovered, 219 died and 1,434 are still active.