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Malta is still waiting for the second batch of flu vaccine

 - Local - Nov 6 SHARE ON:

The second batch of influenza vaccines has not yet arrived. Seasonal influenza vaccines had to arrive by 1 November as part of the government’s two-phase approach to immunize as many people as possible free of charge. 

However, although the first batch of 100,000 was shipped and distributed within a matter of days last month, the second batch of 100,000 had to be delivered to Malta by 1 November.

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A mutant type of coronavirus found in Danish mink and 214 individuals have been infected by it

 - COVID-19 - Nov 6 SHARE ON:

The strain of the virus identified in minks that are farmed for fur in 207 farms based in Jutland is sufficiently distinct to raise questions about what it could mean for potential vaccines. 

Denmark’s Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, said the strain “could pose a risk that potential vaccinations would not work.” Frederiksen said at a news conference on Thursday: “Tonight, people in seven northern Jutland areas are strongly advised to remain in their area to prevent the spread of infection.

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Joe Biden on the verge of taking the presidency

 - Celebrities - Nov 6 SHARE ON:

Joe Biden is on the verge of taking office after moving forward in Pennsylvania as Georgia declares a recount. 

Hundreds of thousands of votes are yet to be counted, many in crucial battle-ground states. The slim margin in Georgia has forced the state into recounting. In addition, AP called Arizona 11 votes for Biden, while other news media deem the race still too close to calling.

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59-year-old is Malta’s 74th victim of COVID-19

 - COVID-19 - Nov 6 SHARE ON:

The Health Authorities have reported that a 59-year-old man is the 74th victim of COVID-19 in Malta.

The man tested positive for the virus on the 27th of October and died at Mater Dei hospital of Thursday night. 

The ministry gave its condolences to the families of the recently-passed while appealing to the public to follow all restrictions and preventive measures in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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