Bar in Rome bans all talk of COVID-19

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“È vietato parlare di Coronavirus.” 

A bar in Rome has stuck handwritten posters right above their countertops which forbid any and all talk having to do with COVID-19. 

This includes anything from lockdown, cases, epidemiology, virology or anything in between, as the bar manager stated that the management chose to lighten the atmosphere.

Italy has been one of the foremost counties to crumble under the effect of COVID-19 and albeit little, the effects left by this bar may appeal for some courage.


Mexico senate approves bill to legalise weed

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The Senate of Mexico has just approved a bill which allows people to carry a maximum of 28 grams of marijuana on them at any time whilst also permitting the growth of as much as four plants. 

Elsewhere, marijuana retailers would be allowed to sell it to adults as long as it complies to laws of psychoactive ingredients. 

The law is awaiting approval by the lower house of Congress before it enters legislation, but if it does, Mexico would become the third country in the world to legalise the drug.


Unemployment rises by 87% over the past year

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The National Statistics Office has registered an 87% increase in unemployment over the past year, with 1,666 people registering for unemployment.

This dramatic increase in unemployment comes as a consequence of the economic downfall brought over by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Another 127 people registered under Part II which refers to workers dismissed under disciplinary action, left work voluntarily, refused work or training or were terminated following Law Enforcement inspection.


121 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 105 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 121 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,377 swab tests, while 105 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

Details on new active cases will be given by Prof. Charmaine Gauci during a press briefing at 12:30, which will be streamed on saħħa.

To date, Malta has registered 8,681 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 6,406 have recovered, 108 died and 2,167 are still active.