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Malta with lowest ITU COVID-19 admissions in the European Union

Malta with lowest ITU COVID-19 admissions in the European Union
Apr 2 2022 Share

Data has shown that Malta currently has the lowest number of Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) COVID-19 admissions in the European Union. With 0.3 patients per sample of 100,000 people in intensive care, Malta’s ITU was the lowest in the EU based on data published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The data, published on Friday, covers the period which ends last Sunday, with four patients in the ITU. The ECDC also has highlighted that Malta’s general hospital occupancy rate stands amongst the lowest in the EU, despite being higher than the previous ITU statistic with 11.1 per 100,000. The only countries to have lower hospitalisation rates than Malta are the Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg.

Despite this, local health authorities have insisted on the essential nature on continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Malta and beyond, with the ECDC still considers Malta as a major concern, giving it a nine out of 10 score and thus classifying it as of “very high concern.”

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Woman breaks record for most chicken nuggets eaten in one minute

Apr 2 2022 Share

Competitive eater Leah Shutkever has just broken the world record for most chicken nuggets eaten within one minute.

The UK competitor secured the title after eating a whopping 19 nuggets in one minute, equating to 352 grams worth of nuggets, beating competitive eater Nela Zisser’s record of 298 grams worth of nuggets in 60 seconds.

Shutkever’s Instagram bio suggests that she holds 27 food-related Guinness World Records with other feats including most jam doughnuts in three minutes, most lasagne in 30 seconds and fastest time to eat a cucumber.

A statement by the official Guinness World Records team said that “Although she ‘only’ managed to eat 19, leaving the record holder disappointed about her performance, she still surpassed Nela’s previous result by 54 grams.”

Two years ago, she smashed the record for eating most chicken nuggets within a span of three minutes, crushing 775.1 grams worth of nugs.

Do you know someone who would be willing to challenge her record?

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WATCH: Pope Francis arrives in Malta for long-awaited visit

WATCH: Pope Francis arrives in Malta for long-awaited visit
Apr 2 2022 Share

After being postponed due to COVID-19 safety protocol, the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis has finally touched base in Malta. The Pope’s first official visit was first set for May 31st 2020 and was later postponed due to the COVID-19 situation at that time.

In October 2021, Prime Minister Robert Abela confirmed that the Pope will be visiting Malta in the first months of 2022. Apostolic Nuncio for Malta Mons. Alessandro D’Errico stated that “The Pope accepted the invitation of the President of the Republic of Malta, of the civil authorities and the Catholic Church the country. His holiness Pope Francis will make an apostolic journey to Malta from the 2nd to the 3rd of April 2022.”

Pope Francis was welcomed by President of Malta George Vella, Prime Minister Robert Abela and their families, the Armed Forces of Malta and a number of other state dignitaries.

Watch here:

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Zoya Attard becomes Malta’s youngest current mayor after Azzopardi Tanti makes Cabinet

Zoya Attard becomes Malta's youngest current mayor after Azzopardi Tanti makes Cabinet
Apr 2 2022 Share

A 22-year-old European Studies graduate from the University of Malta has just become Malta’s youngest current mayor after former Pieta’ mayor Keith Azzopardi Tanti was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation in Robert Abela’s Cabinet.

The young politician’s first foray into politics was back in 2019, where she took her first step within the Pieta’ Local Council as a Labour Party candidate. She currently works for Labour MEP Cyrus Engerer who, in a recent Facebook post, praised her 15 months of work within his Malta office for showing capability, energy, enthusiasm and strong socialist values. Anthony Camilleri will replace Attard as Vice Mayor.

Attard’s predecessor Keith Azzopardi Tanti had to step down after becoming one of the Labour Party’s major success stories at this year’s general election. He was first elected Pieta’ mayor back in 2013, then again in 2019 and has secured a spot in Robert Abela’s Cabinet. This was Azzopardi Tanti’s first general election performance, where he was elected on the First District with the greatest amount of votes with 3,774 first count votes.

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