Churches to remain open for worship with maximum of 100 people

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The Maltese Archdiocese has published its list of COVID-19 going forward, following the government’s closure of most establishments and facilities across Malta and Gozo, which directives will allow churches to remain open for worship ceremonies with a potential maximum of 100 attendees, depending on the size of the area.

L‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta qed tippubblika direttivi li jidħlu mis‑seħħ mil‑lum il‑Ħamis, 11 ta’ Marzu sal‑Ħadd, 11 ta’…

Posted by Archdiocese of Malta on Thursday, 11 March 2021

The directives go on to highlight that mass and religious ceremonies will not be held except for funerals which will the COVID-19 protocol as well as small, measure-compliant weddings.

The Archdiocese is also encouraging the postponement of baptisms to after the 11th of April, with those choosing not to postpone being restricted solely to the baptism ritual, without mass and little attendees.


329 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 259 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 329 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,779 swab tests, while 259 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Thursday 11th March 2021, 113,258 vaccine doses were administered of which 37,182 were 2nd doses.

To date, Malta has registered 25,969 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 22,435 have recovered, 346 died and 3,188 are still active.


Sixth ITU opened as hospital staff continue to struggle with COVID-19 case load

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Six intensive therapy units around Malta and Gozo are currently open as medical workers continue to withstand the struggle of increasing COVID-19 cases in Malta.

Four of the six units are COVID-19 segments as Malta is currently under what is being called a ‘quasi-lockdown’ with the government closing schools, restaurants, gyms, cinemas, non-essential shops and many other facilities.

The health authorities have stated that the recent surge in cases can be credited to the UK COVID-19 variant, with 61% of new cases being from this more-infectious variant.


Maltese photographer captures an empty Valletta, one year after lockdown

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As sombre as it may seem, the empty streets of Valletta have never looked so gorgeous.

Maltese photographer Emma Tranter took to the streets of our capital city to capture its barren avenues after the tight restrictions announced this week and a year after Malta’s imposed lockdown.

This time last year, I shot the first night following the announcement of lockdown. Yesterday, a year later, I shot the…

Posted by E.Tranter Photography on Friday, 12 March 2021

Feast your eyes on the delicate beauty of the Maltese capital, and don’t forget to show love to the creator behind the lens.