Italy could make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory, says PM Mario Draghi

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Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi has announced that the government could soon make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in the country, sparking a surge in protests from anti-vaxxers.

Following the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) approval of four vaccines, Draghi stated that Italians of eligible age may soon be obliged to be vaccinated during last Thursday’s press conference.

This news was not welcomed by anti-vaxxers in Italy who have recently been reported to send death threats to the government, virologists and journalists due to pro-vaccine stances, with Draghi expressing solidarity with the people who are suffering due to the “cowardly violence on the part of anti-vaxxers”.


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Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ breaks streaming records on Spotify

Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' breaks streaming records on Spotify
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Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ could possibly be one of the most hyped albums of 2021 and the Spotify streaming numbers are a definite testament to the anticipation behind it.

Just one day after its release, Certified Lover Boy went on to become Spotify’s most streamed album, with the album and its imagery becoming a cultural phenomenon in a matter of days.


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Despite its clash with Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ and an alleged beef between the two rap superstars, Drake’s latest album has seemingly taken the lead, with Drake himself securing the title of ‘Certified Record Breaker’, having 150 songs with over 100 million streams on Spotify.


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Rain & stormy weather are expected in Malta during next week

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Trusted Facebook page ‘The Weather Page Malta’ has published a forecast for next week’s weather and many will be surprised with the expected situation.

Following weeks of scorching summer sun, the popular Facebook page has reported the possibility of a storm across Malta and Gozo next week.

The storm is forecasted to take place at mid-week due to lower pressure extending towards the centre of the Mediterranean and will mark the first significant change in weather since the beginning of summer.

Are you looking forward to stormy weather?


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Manchester United facing replica shirt shortage due to high demand

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Following their earth-shaking purchase of the Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United are facing a shortage of replica shirts due to a surge in demand after Ronaldo’s arrival.

Manchester United kit suppliers Adidas are reportedly dealing with considerable delays in production due to factory closures in Vietnam, one of the main sources of kit production.

Reports suggest that kits already face a four month lag, with Ronaldo’s arrival potentially complicating the situation.


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