Bernard Grech meets with Prof. Charmaine Gauci

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In a recent meeting with Professor Charmaine Gauci, Bernard Grech praised the Superintendent for Public Health for her work and stated that any and all decision having to do with COVID-19 had to be up to the Health Authorities and not the Prime Minister. 

The newly-elected PN Leader expressed his faith in the health authorities and said that it is a shame that all of their good work is contrasted by the Prime Minister’s statements which brought about the increase in cases.

Grech will be presenting the Opposition’s reaction to the national budget later tonight.

National Budget to start at 6.30pm tonight

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The National Budget for 2021 is set to start tonight at 6.30PM, with measures to be announced in Parliament.

This will be Prime Minister Robert Abela’s first budget. He had stated that this budget is set to generate hope and courage for the Maltese population while incentivising consumption, with one of the most anticipated measures being the second set of government vouchers.

Malta Daily will be providing live updates during the course of the event.

More than 40 million COVID-19 cases registered worldwide

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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge and countries are imposing more and more measures and lockdown situations, the total amount of COVID-19 cases around the world surpasses 40 million. 

From this amount, as collected by Johns Hopkins University, more than 1.1 million virus deaths have been registered, with the highest number of cases emerging from the U.S., India and Brazil at 8.1 million, 7.5 million and 5.2 million respectively.

The World Health Organisation reported that last week, Europe had registered a record-high number of cases with nearly 700,000, with the region accounting for an approximate third of cases worldwide.

More than 300,000 swab tests have been administered

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Following this afternoon’s report of 109 COVID-19 cases overnight, a total of 300,326 swab tests have been administered since the beginning of pandemic in Malta. 

The island currently stands at a total of 1,450 active cases following the Government’s recently imposition of new measures.