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An increased €260 per year for all pensioners

 - Budget 2021 - Oct 19 SHARE ON:

Pensioners will receive an additional €3.25 per week in addition to the €1.75 compensation for the cost of living.

This amounts to an increase of €260 per year to all pensioners.

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Malta has registered more cases of COVID-19 in one week than in four months

 - COVID-19 - Oct 19 SHARE ON:

In the past week, a total of 852 new patients tested positive for COVID-19, more than the number recorded in the months from March to July. In the past week, a total of 852 new patients tested positive for COVID-19, more than the number recorded in the months from March to July. 

On Sunday, the health authorities stated that in the previous 24 hours, a further 142 patients had tested positive for the virus, the second highest number since March. This means that for five days in a row, the daily recorded cases were registered in three figures and the rise seems to continue. 

These figures, along with the amount of hospitalizations and deaths seen in the past few weeks, indicate that the situation is much worse now than it was when the pandemic first struck the island during the first half of the year.

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Donald Trump says that if he loses to Joe Biden, he may leave the US

 - Business - Oct 19 SHARE ON:

Mr Trump appeared to joke about leaving the country while talking about the prospect of his Democratic rival winning the upcoming election during his latest Make America Great Again campaign rally in Macon, Georgia. “I am not going to feel so good, maybe I will have to leave the country, I don’t know,” Mr Trump added, while drawing laughs from the crowd. 

The president told the crowd that Mr Biden was the “worst candidate in the history of presidential elections” and that he could not face the prospect of being defeated by the former vice president.

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Up to €1,000 grant for families wanting to adopt locally

 - Budget 2021 - Oct 19 SHARE ON:

From 2021, couples wanting to adopt locally can also benefit from the Adoption Grant started in 2018.

The grant is meant to relieve families from expenses related to the adoption process and the maximum of which is €1000.

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