Long lines at Mater Dei as vulnerable queue for COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 23 2021 Share

Mater Dei corridors suffered an influx of vulnerable and elderly individuals on Tuesday as many people showed up early to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Photos began circulating on social media of long lines of people who reportedly showed up early as a precaution in anticipation of the long queues.

As a result, it was made difficult to social distance as individuals would spend roughly an hour in close proximity of each other while others expressed their frustration as people who showed up early were being taken care of before those arriving on time.


221 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 191 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
Feb 23 2021 Share

Malta has registered 221 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,274 swab tests, while 191 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Monday 22nd February 2021, 66,334 vaccine doses were administered of which 21,160 were 2nd doses.

To date, Malta has registered 21,306 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 18,500 have recovered, 306 died and 2,500 are still active.


PN Councillor proposes new St. Venera street be named after Miriam Pace

Feb 23 2021 Share

Santa Venera minority leader for the PN Darren Carabott has called for a newly-built road in Santa Venera to be named after Miriam Pace, who lost her life when her house collapsed around 200 metres away.

Carabott explains that he spoke to Miriam Pace’s family for permission to put the proposal forward while four men are currently being accused of involuntary homicide.

Għadni kif ressaqt proposta biex it-triq il-ġdida li saret f’Santa Venera tissemma’ ‘Triq Miriam Pace’.Din it-triq li…

Posted by Darren Carabott on Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The PN councillor stated that “justice for what this family lost can never happen” and that is why the road should be named as such while calling for a construction reform.


Joe Biden heartbroken over 500,000 COVID-19 death toll

Feb 23 2021 Share

US COVID deaths have surpassed the 500,000 threshold, with infections standing at 28.1 million, way above any other country. Warning against getting used to the misery this brings, President Joe Biden, along with the vice-president and family, held a respectful moment of silence.

Flags were lowered to half-mast for five days to commemorate the ‘heartbroken milestone’. Calling the losses ‘extraordinary’ people, he related the nation’s losses with his own familial experiences with tragedy.

With National Cathedral bells tolling 500 times, once for every 1000 Americans lost, Biden diverges from his predecessor Donald Trump in bringing the required attention to the pandemic and its hefty price.