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BOV Żabbar branch close temporary following COVID-19 case

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Bank of Valletta has advised that its Żabbar branch will be closing temporarily as from today, following a reported COVID-19 case from one of its employees. 

The company has reported that it will be following all guidelines and measures issued by Health Authorities and will be re-opening once they deem the establishment clear.

The Gżira, Marsa and Qormi branches are also currently closed due to the same issues with the Ħamrun branch partially open with certain services.

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More than 90,000 flu vaccines administered

Oct 19 2020 Share

Over the past week, the flu vaccine has been given to over 90,000 people across Malta and Gozo. The Department of Health has ordered more than 250,000, of which 100,000 have already arrived.

From tomorrow, the vaccines will be available at Malta’s health centres. The second batch is scheduled to arrive in November, where they will be readily available at health centres and polyclinics.

Italian PM announces further measures to control the spread of COVID-19

Oct 19 2020 Share

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced a number of measures which include bars and restaurants showing their maximum occupancy, while bars will have to close at 6PM unless they begin to offer table service.

Amongst other measures, all amateur sports have been banned, arrivals at schools have been spread to increase social distancing and all local festivals have also been banned.

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So far, Italy has registered more than 414,000 COVID-19 cases, 36,453 of which being deaths.

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WHO REGIONAL DIRECTOR PRAISES MALTA’S COVID-19 MEASURES

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The World Health Organisation’s Regional Director, Hans Kluge, has praised Malta for its new measures against COVID-19. In a Tweet posted last Sunday, Kluge showed his support for the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister for “stepping up the needed preventive measures”.

On Friday, the Government announced that all bars, clubs and catering establishments should be closing their doors by 11pm, while also making mask-wearing mandatory in all public places. This means that one can only take off their masks if they are in their own private home, vehicle or in an area on their own.

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