MAM suggests weekend 9PM curfew in hotspot areas as COVID-19 infections increase

Jan 22 2021 Share

The Medical Association of Malta is suggesting a 9 PM weekend-curfew and harsher enforcement in hotspot areas like Bugibba and Paceville areas.

Mater Dei is seeing an influx of patients and doctors are worried that it will soon reach the breaking point. In order to avoid such a situation, it is suggested that a 9 PM weekend curfew (from Friday to Sunday) be enforced in hotspot areas for two weeks.

The curfew is also suggested to be enforced on the two days following Carnival Sunday. Contact tracing has also been very lagging and they claim it to be ineffective.


Prime Minister Robert Abela calls for European vaccine certificate

Jan 21 2021 Share

In a letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela argued that it is time to create a vaccine certificate for European citizens.

Dr. Abela stated that the certificate is a necessary tool for public health, especially in cases of transcontinental travel and may positively contribute to the control of the pandemic at both national and European levels.

The Prime Minister went on to suggest a coordinated approach in terms of travel, which would not hinder individuals’ freedom of movement.


Gudja roundabout to be turned into flyover and tunnels in €18 million project

Jan 21 2021 Share

Infrastructure Malta has started works an an €18 million project in Gudja as Minister Ian Borg announces that the roundabout will be converted into a flyover between Kirkop, Imqabba, Qrendi, Zurrieq and Safi.

The project is expected to be developed over the course of two years and will include two tunnels towards the Freeport and airport.

Investiment ta' €1️⃣8️⃣-il miljun għall-Kirkop Tunnels and Airport Intersection Project 🚧🇲🇹Dan l-investiment se jkun…

Posted by Ian Borg on Thursday, 21 January 2021

The project is part financed by the European Union and should create a link between said villages and facilitate access to the airport for all kinds of transport.

Borg went on to state that this ambitious project will reduce pollution and travel time for those travelling to the aforementioned zones and villages and will be a collaborative effort with the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage.


Parliamentary Secretary announces new pavilion for Hibs Basketball Club

Jan 21 2021 Share

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations Clifton Grima has just announced that the 1,338 square metres of land in the Kordin Industrial Zone will be passed on to the Hibernians Basketball Club to be developed into a new basketball pavilion.

Grima revealed that after years of waiting, the land will be converted into a new pavilion, providing well-deserved ancillary services to the Hibernians Basketball Club as part of the government’s investment in sports culture.

Hibernians Basketball Club se jkollhom padiljun iddedikat għal Basketball wara ħidma sfieqa 🏀Il-Gvern permezz ta’…

Posted by Clifton Grima on Thursday, 21 January 2021

SportMalta chairman Dr Luciano Busuttil stated that more clubs and associations need to take similar initiatives and challenges so that clubs become more autonomous and develop their sports education and community.