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“Don’t risk losing everything” PM Robert Abela appeals for caution as vaccines arrive

 - COVID-19 - Dec 27 SHARE ON:

As COVID-19 vaccines begin to arrive in Malta and the first Maltese receives a vaccine, Prime Minister Robert Abela stated that Malta is on the road to recovery.

While recent times may have been of “hope, courage and belief”, Abela appeals to the public to remain cautious, so we do not lose everything Malta has achieved over the past 10 months, calling the COVID-19 saga a “10-month marathon.”

Commending the respective authorities, the PM reported that the economic and health sectors have done well and reiterated that we will be receiving up to 20,000 vaccines a week on our road to recovery.

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84 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 118 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Dec 27 SHARE ON:

Malta has registered 84 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,249 swab tests, while 118 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 33 cases were family members of previously known cases, 15 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 16 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 10 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 12,325 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 10,668 have recovered, 210 died and 1,447 are still active.

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Gaming for a cause: in aid of Foodbank Lifeline Foundation

 - Local - Dec 27 SHARE ON:

The holiday season often means a couple of days of gaming for many, but Velocity Esports Racing have teamed up with level academy to organise a mini F1 2020 Championship in aid of the Foodbank Lifeline Foundation.

In the tournament, participants will be split into groups to race in a series of 5 laps.

Posted by Velocity Esports Racing on Sunday, 27 December 2020

The event will take place today, Sunday 27th and will be streamed on the Velocity Esports Racing Facebook page!

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We must remain vigilant: Dr. Chris Barbara reacts to arrival of COVID-19 vaccine

 - COVID-19 - Dec 27 SHARE ON:

In his first reaction interview with Malta Daily, Mater Dei’s Pathology Department Chairman, Dr. Christopher Barbara expressed his pleasure in Malta receiving the COVID-19 vaccine because the country finally has something with which the respond to the virus.

However, Dr. Barbara went on to say that it will not be a quick process until the world rids of COVID-19, exclaiming certainty in the fact that people will start travelling once again and may meet people who have not been vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Dr. Christopher Barbara REACTS

Chairman of Mater Dei's pathology department Dr. Christopher Barbara's reaction to the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine – We must remain vigilant. 🇲🇹#MaltaDaily

Posted by Malta Daily on Sunday, 27 December 2020

Dr. Barbara went on to state the importance of taking care of our front-liners, vulnerable and elderly as well highlighting the positive effect of herd immunity whilst also appealing to everyone to remain cautious and vigilant, especially during the festive season.

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