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Beloved local pizzeria Sotto to open new St. Julian’s outlet

Beloved local pizzeria Sotto to open new St. Julian's outlet
Feb 17 2022 Share

Pizza lovers in Malta will rejoice at the fact that Zero Sei group’s Fausto Soldini will be expanding his empire and opening a third Sotto outlet in St. Julian’s.

Local food page foodblog.mt broke the news that Sotto will open in Malta’s bustling entertainment hub, reportedly close to Pendergardens and while an official opening date hasn’t been revealed yet, it could be opening as early as March 2022.

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After opening up shop in Valletta and garnering national attention for serving arguably one of the best pizzas on the island, Sotto opened a second outlet in Marsascala and will now branch out in the north of Malta. The popular pizzeria is well known for serving authentic pinsas, a traditional take on Roman artisanal pizza that makes use of different flours and hand-pressed dough to create a lighter, airer crust.

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Liverpool beat Inter in close game

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English team Liverpool have beaten Italian champions Inter, 2-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie. The match was closer than the score line suggests, with the Nerazzuri dominating many stretches of the game especially in the second half were they had numerous chances to take the lead. Liverpool will be very happy with the result and now will focus on the second leg which will be played in Anfield.



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The first half saw both teams dominating certain times, with even the possession stats coming close. Inter were a bit more cautious, with them targeting the left hand side of Ivan Perisic to counter Liverpool. However the Nerazzuri’s lack of pace in the striker department hurt their attack and this was an issue seen even in the second half. Liverpool looked more calm and relaxed as the more experienced team. The best chance of the half was Inter’s, when midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu smashed the ball hitting the crossbar.

The second half started very well for the Italian side. They looked more confident and seemed more hungry to get the first goal, however their strikers Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez weren’t having the best of games and couldn’t find the back of the net. The game changed when Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp decided to do three substitutions, with elite players Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino entering the pitch.

The difference of quality in the respective benches was something that divided the two teams. Liverpool with their newfound energy opened the scoresheet in the 75th minute from a Roberto Firmino header from a corner. In the 83rd minute Egyptain superstar Mohammed Salah shattered any chance of an Inter comeback as he coolly slotted the ball in the back of the net from an undefended free kick this time.


Standing events and feast celebrations could return within weeks, says Chris Fearne

Standing events and feast celebrations could return within weeks, says Chris Fearne
Feb 17 2022 Share

Answering a question made by Lovin Malta with regards to plans for Malta’s events, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne stated that Malta is gradually lifting measures, analysing whether or not such decisions negatively affecting public health, hospital-load and ITU cases.

Fearne stated that such processes will not take years but rather weeks, suggesting that eventually all measures will be removed, thus welcoming the return of standing events and village feast celebrations. The minister stated that such changes are not dependent on the amount of Maltese residents who have received their booster dose but accentuated the fact the more doses are taken, the lighter the risk.

Concluding his address, Fearne stated that measures will be lifted gradually & responsibly and that it will not be long before such events return. With 78 percent of the population having received the booster dose, various events organisers across the island have been calling for a clear indication of a return date, highlighting that unlike almost every other country in the world, the local events industry has been in the dark for far too long.

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Masks no longer obligatory in public spaces as of March 14

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During his address earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne revealed that as of March 14th, masks in open public spaces will no longer remain obligatory.

The Health Minister sustained that as of the stipulated date, they will remain obligatory for indoor public places, including work spaces or mass gatherings. Fearne also stated that Malta registered a sharp increased in influenza cases was due to mask-wearing across the country and an increased consideration towards public health.

Also part of Malta’s COVID-19 exit plan, it was revealed that the allowed funeral period for previously COVID-19 positive patients will be extended from 24 hours to 48 hours as to alleviate discouragement of loved ones when organising the funeral.