€6.5 million+ collected by Istrina in a touching showcase of Maltese unity

Dec 27 2020 Share

L-Istrina is a showcase of the kind heart and relentless courage of the Maltese people, where the fundraising event collected more than €6.5 million for those in need.

2020 has been a turbulent year for many and that may have served as a catalyst for contribution to this year’s Istrina with politicians, sport figures, musicians, influencers and everyone in between sharing and supporting the noble cause.

EXCLUSIVE: First reaction of His Excellency President George Vella after a historic L-istrina 2020!A clear example of the courage of the Maltese people. THANK YOU!#MaltaDaily

Posted by Malta Daily on Saturday, 26 December 2020

In a first reaction with Malta Daily, The President of Malta His Excellency George Vella stated that we need to cultivate something like this and be proud of our progress because unity amongst us is the most beautiful thing one can have.


Mater Dei Nurse is first recipient of COVID-19 vaccine in Malta

Dec 27 2020 Share

As vaccinations begin to arrive in Malta, a nurse from Mater Dei has been the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine in Malta.

Vaccinations will start with a limited group on Sunday 27 December with an increase from 2,000 vaccines a week to 20,000 in the coming weeks.


Both Prime Minister Robert Abela and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne were present for the vaccination.


Immunity passport is being discussed between EU member countries

Dec 26 2020 Share

During this morning’s conference, Minister for Health, Chris Fearne confirmed that discussions are underway regarding the COVID-19 immunity passport.

This passport would allow for easier travel for those vaccinated and therefore, ‘immune’ to the COVID-19 virus.


COVID-19 variant arrives in Madrid, Spain

Dec 26 2020 Share

The COVID-19 variant originating from the UK has now also been identified in Madrid, Spain.

A family of 4 have been diagnosed with the variant of the virus. 

The son had just arrived from the UK and is waiting to confirm the COVID-19 variant and the father, mother and sister have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 variant.