Malta sees 12 Covid related deaths in the past week

Nov 8 2020 Share

Statistician Vincent Marmara noted on The Malta Independent how during the past week Malta saw 12 Covid related deaths, matching the previous record number of deaths recorded in a single week.

Marmara also noted how the r-factor has increased to 1.50 following an increase in cases last week, with 951 cases being reported.


“Women should be able to access the morning-after pill from every pharmacy”, says Rosianne Cutajar

Nov 7 2020 Share

Parliamentary Secretary for Equality, Rosianne Cutajar stated that women should have better access to the morning-after pill, from every pharmacy in Malta. 

The MP has been an adamant advocate for change and a statement such as this could be the catalyst of further discussion.

Despite the pill being legal in Malta, around 64% of pharmacies provide the pill, making difficult for woman to access, especially when one considers that many pharmacies close on Sundays.


146 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 168 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
Nov 7 2020 Share

Malta has registered 146 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,941 swab tests, while 168 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 19 cases were family members of previously known cases, 17 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 11 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 7 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 7.039 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 5,000 have recovered, 74 died and 1,965 are still active.


Bernard Grech to contest 5th and 11th districts

Nov 7 2020 Share

Newly-elected Nationalist Party Leader Bernard Grech will be contesting the 5th and 11th electoral districts in what will be his first general election. 

The fifth district consists of Birżebbuġa, Kirskop, Imqabba, Ħal-Farruġ (Luqa), Qrendi, Safi and Bubaqra (Żurrieq) whereas the 11th district consists of Mdina, Attard, Mosta and Burmarrad (St. Paul’s Bay). 

The fifth district is largely considered as a ‘Labour Area’ with the Labour Party winning with more than 65% of the vote whereas the 11th district is what is considered a ‘stronghold’ for the Nationalist party, where it won more than 55% of the vote in the last general election.