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Man grievously injured after being hit by a horse in Siġġiewi

 - Local - Nov 6 SHARE ON:

A 30-year-old man from Naxxar ended up in hospital following an accident  in Siġġiewi. The police were told about the incident at 10.30 a.m. when the man was transferred to Mater Dei Hospital. 

After police investigations it was confirmed that the man had been injured after he had been hit by a horse at a complex in Triq Ħal Farruġ. The man was certified to have sustained severe injuries. Police inquiries are still underway.

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Pedestrian critically injured in a road accident in Żebbuġ

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A 47-year-old sustained severe injuries when he was hit by a car in Żabbar.  The police said the accident happened at 7 a.m. in Triq is-Siġġiewi, Żabbar   

The pedestrian, from the same area, was hit by a Toyota IQ driven by a 37-year-old man from Siġġiewi. Investigations are still ongoing.

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Malta is still waiting for the second batch of flu vaccine

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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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