Malta Daily is informed that Junior Minister for Financial Services and Digital Economy, Clayton Bartolo, is set to replace Julia Farrugia Portelli and become the new tourism minister.
Clayton Bartolo to be appointed as Malta’s new Tourism Minister
141 new cases of COVID-19 & 159 recoveries in the past 24 hours
Malta has registered 141 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,391 swab tests, while 159 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.
Today’s cases are still being investigated. From yesterday’s cases: 20 cases were family members of previously known cases, 21 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 11 cases were from direct contacts with other positive cases.
To date, Malta has registered 8,822 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 6,56 have recovered, 111 died and 2,146 are still active.
Valletta’s Christmas lights are up
Valletta’s Christmas lights were officially switched on as we’re now heading for the last week of November and Christmas is edging closer.
Although this will be a Christmas unlike any other because of the pandemic, the city lights were still turned on to give hope for all those residing in Malta.
The Tourism Ministry have already clarified that there will be no mass events this year and that the few outdoor activities which will be held will be in full conformity with all Covid-19 regulations.
Joe Biden Celebrates 78th Birthday
Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday, making him the oldest president ever to enter the US office when he will be inaugurated on the 20th of January. In contrast, the youngest elected president was John F. Kennedy, who was 43 at the time of his inauguration.
On numerous times, Donald Trump sought to make Biden’s age an issue throughout the election campaign, but Biden’s campaign was revolved around taking steps to counter age-related concerns. Such strategies included having the now-president-elect jog to the podium during speaking engagements.