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Man spared prison sentence after 100g of cannabis deemed for personal use

 - Local - Oct 27 SHARE ON:

The court of Malta has spared a man a 10-year prison sentence for possessing more than 100g of cannabis, ruling it for personal.

32-year-old Fabio Ignazzitto was conditionally discharge after presenting a basis of personal use for the cannabis.

In a police statement, Ignazzitto claimed that he had bought 130 grams for €430 and was eventually ordered to pay €324.50 in court expenses.

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107 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 85 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Oct 27 SHARE ON:

Malta has registered 107 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,919 swab tests, while 85 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

Today’s cases are still being investigated. From yesterday’s cases; 9 cases were family members of previously known cases, 5 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 5 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases, 3 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases and 2 cases were imported.

To date, Malta has registered 5,685 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 3,715 have recovered, 55 died and 1,915 are still active.

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Chris Fearne advises against large family gatherings during Christmas time

 - COVID-19 - Oct 27 SHARE ON:

In an interview on TVAM, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne re-iterated the recently imposed rule of the 6-person maximum in public places and stated that which cannot be done publicly should not be done in private homes either. 

Fearne advised against the organising of Christmas gatherings where families convene at home. 

He went on to reinforce the fact that with Winter coming and infection rates increasing around Europe, Malta has to prepare for the worst.

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80-year-old woman is the 55th victim of COVID-19

 - COVID-19 - Oct 27 SHARE ON:

The Health Authorities have reported the death of an 88-year-old woman who had tested positive for COVID-19. 

The woman tested positive on the 20th of October and was admitted to Mater Dei on the 21st where she received treatment and died earlier today. 

The Health Authorities have reported that the woman also suffered from chronic illness. This is the second COVID-19 death reported today.

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