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Germany surpasses 100,000 COVID deaths as pandemic worsens worldwide

 - COVID-19 - Nov 25 SHARE ON:
Germany surpasses 100,000 COVID deaths as pandemic worsens worldwide

As the amount of infections spikes considerably in Europe, Germany has become the latest country to record 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Germany’s disease control agency reported 351 deaths in the past 24 hours due to COVID-19, bringing up the tragic tally to 100,119. This makes Germany the fifth country in the EU to pass that 100,000 mark, after Russia (263K), the UK (144K), Italy (133K) and France (121K). 

There are currently 259M total cases worldwide, with 5.17 million deaths reported since the start of the pandemic. An additional 8,532 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. The country leading the charge in terms of deaths is the US at a whopping 776K deaths. India tallied 467K deaths in second place, followed by Brazil at 613K deaths. The aforementioned UK and Russia place 4th and 5th. In order to address this devastating epidemiological situation, many countries have started to reintroduce several health measures which were relaxed just a few months ago. 

Italy is the latest country to do so, deciding to exclude anyone who is unvaccinated from certain activities. Starting December 6th, only vaccinated people or those recovered from the virus will be able to eat at indoor restaurants, go to sport events, etc. This follows other countries moving to take such measures, with Austria going so far as to make vaccination mandatory as of February of next year. Italy will be following such footsteps, making the jab mandatory for all school employees, law enforcement and military. 

Malta has so far registered 464 total deaths ever since the pandemic started. Malta also managed to keep one of the lowest death rates per million for the past few weeks, largely due to the successful vaccine rollout. 

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Food delivery driver helps person move stuck car

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Food delivery driver helps person move stuck car

It seems as though the heavy rainfall and thunderstorm surfaced some of the island’s more generous side. A food delivery driver, soaked from head to toe on his scooter, stopped to help a person who could not move their car due to have something stuck underneath the vehicle. 

The photo was uploaded by Yanis Azzopardi, who stated; ‘If you had any doubts… Yes, there are some amazing humans in this world. Faith in humanity.’ This photo follows another clip of a policeman helping a food delivery driver move his vehicle after getting stuck. The kindness is outshining the storm itself. 

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WATCH: Police man helps food delivery driver in flooding road

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WATCH: Police man helps food delivery driver in flooding road

As a food delivery driver got his motorbike stuck in the flooding currents of water due to the rainfall, a police man risked his safety to help the driver out. 

 

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In an amazing act of kindness, the policeman, soaking wet, helped the driver turn the vehicle around and get him out of the risky spot in Spinola. 

This is a massive shout out to all of Malta’s police as this officer restored all of our faith in humanity. Today’s flooding didn’t stop this heroic officer from doing his duty and helping a fellow human being. 

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Malta ranks as fifth most religious country in Europe

 - Culture - Nov 25 SHARE ON:
Malta ranks as fifth most religious country in Europe

Malta ranked fifth in the EU in terms of attributing importance to religion in their daily lives. The Maltese also ranked 7th most likely to define themselves on the basis of nationality. A Eurobarometer which was held in all member states asked how important religion is for respondents on a scale of 0 to 10. It showed that religion is not important for 9% of Maltese, compared to 19% of Europeans. 

Conversely, religion is of maximum importance for 22% of the Maltese, compared to just 11% in all 26 member states. Religion was thus important for 58% of Maltese when compared to 36% of all EU respondents. On the other hand, religion was not important for 20% of the Maltese, compared to 36% of all Europeans. 

Malta was surpassed by majority Orthodox Christian countries, starting with Cyprus at 80% and followed by Romania (73%), Greece (72%) and Bulgaria (60%). Sweden, Luxembourg and Denmark ranked the least religious in Europe. However, Maltese are more likely to identify with nationality (80%) than with religion (65%). This despite the Maltese being more likely (65%) than Europeans (53%) to identify with their religion. 

The survey also showed that the percentage of Maltese who feel their identity is under threat (25%) is five points higher than in all EU countries. Despite giving importance to religion and nationality, only 43% of Maltese think that maintaining traditional values is a key part of their identity. This is compared to 53% of all EU respondents. 

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