Death toll up to 90 following news of two COVID-19 deaths

Nov 13 2020 Share

The Health Authorities have announced the death of two elderly patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The first case was an 82-year-old man who died in his private home on the 8th of November and tested positive for COVID-19 after his death.

The second case is a 78-year-old man who died in hospital and also tested positive for COVID-19 after his death.

Malta’s death toll currently stands at 90 with 2,079 active cases.


Malta could undergo nationwide rapid testing

Nov 13 2020 Share

The Health Department stated that it does not rule out nationwide rapid testing for COVID-19 and that it is currently investigating the results of the same mechanism in Slovakia.

Slovakia was the first country to test its entire population of 5.6 million people with rapid antigen tests, with approximately one percent of subjects testing positive ahead of its second round of testing. 

Adopting this system for Malta would mean that health workers would be able to identify carriers better, making them more able to further mitigate the spread of the virus.


Rape case thrown out because victim wore red underwear

Nov 13 2020 Share

Protests have emerged in Peru after the court threw out a rape case because the victim wore red underwear and ‘could have signalled intention for sexual relations’. 

The judge went on to dismiss claims that the women was shy and reserved and acquitted the accused rapist on grounds that ‘the type of underwear is typically used leading to moments of intimacy’. 

Crowds of young women gathered in front of Peruvian court in protest of the judge’s ruling, holding up red-painted hands and signs saying statements like ‘masochism is the real pandemic’.


The Weeknd to headline Super Bowl halftime show 2021

Nov 12 2020 Share

The Canadian pop star, The Weeknd, was chosen to play the half-time show at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., in February, a performance that due to pandemic restrictions could face challenges. 

Abel Tesfaye, who is professionally known as Weeknd, said in a statement, “We all grow up watching the world’s greatest acts playing the Super Bowl, and one can only dream of being in that role.” “I am humbled, proud and ecstatic that this year i will be the center of that infamous stage.”