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EU secures COVID-19 vaccine through Moderna contract

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Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission has announced that a contract has been secured with pharmaceutical company Moderna to assure the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine to citizens of the European Union.

The EU will buy 160 million doses of the vaccine, which was last found to be 94.5% effective and, once found to be completely safe and effective, will be delivered to all member states of the EU on a pro-rata basis.

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Former footballers arrested in connection with fuel smuggling ring

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Former Maltese footballers Darren Debono and Jeffrey Chetcuti, amongst others, have been arrested in connection with a large-scale international fuel-smuggling ring.

Accountant Chris Baldacchino and criminal lawyer Arthur Azzopardi were also arrested and interrogated for a suspected involvement in money-laundering activities. Debono and Chetcuti’s arrest result from a number of anti-smuggling raids held overnight.

The Times of Malta and The Daphne Project had reported Malta’s placement in the centre of a multi-million dollar fuel-smuggling ring, where stolen fuel from Libya is sold and traded from Maltese storage facilities.

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Haley Bugeja named Atlas Youth Athlete of the month

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Football starlet Haley Bugeja continues to make the headlines as she receives the title of ‘Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month’ for October 2020. Bugeja has made quite a name for herself during her time at US Sassuolo in the Italian Serie A Femminile.

The 16-year-old is expected to join Malta’s national team for the UEFA Women’s EURO Qualifiers for two games against Georgia and Israel on the 26th of November and 1st December respectively.

We wish Haley the best of luck in her future endeavours and thank her for being one of the people who are putting Malta on the map! 

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133 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 107 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 133 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,664 swab tests, while 107 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 16 cases were family members of previously known cases, 5 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 3 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 1 case was from social gatherings with other positive cases and 4 cases were imported.

To date, Malta has registered 9,137 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 6,938 have recovered, 117 died and 2,082 are still active.