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Multiple events & football matches cancelled in UK due to ongoing struggle with COVID-19

Multiple events & football matches cancelled in UK due to ongoing struggle with COVID-19
Dec 17 2021 Share

As the holidays approach, it seems like the entire world is currently under quarantine, with a number of events being called off in light of the recent emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and a particular surge in cases in the UK.

 

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With that, a number of events have been cancelled or postponed due to the recent circumstances. The sports world is currently under fire from COVID-19 with Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi & Timo Werner testing positive for COVID-19 while Sky Sports have reported that a number of Premier League fixtures such as Manchester United’s bout against Brighton and Leicester’s match versus Tottenham being called off due to ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19.

 

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Elsewhere, everything from Queen Elizabeth’s pre-Christmas lunch to a jam-packed weekend of events at South London mega-club Printworks have been cancelled due to fears or an ongoing struggle with COVID-19. On 16 December 2021, 88,376 tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK from 1,635,922 tests conducted.

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New fleet of ambulances inaugurated by Health Minister

New fleet of ambulances inaugurated by Health Minister
Dec 16 2021 Share

Addressing a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister and Health minister Chris Fearne inaugurated a new fleet of ambulances. 

Commending the level of service present in the hospital’s emergency establishment and all the workers within it, the health minister went on to reveal the new fleet of vehicles. 

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The ambulance system, Fearne said, is an essential part of this system. 11 new ambulances have thus been announced to give patients constant service. These ambulances will also help to reduce time when picking up patients when maintenance is required.

They are also mobile ITU vehicles equipped with he necessary tools to help patients as they make their way to the hospital. 

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€71,375 in undeclared cash intercepted at airport by Customs

€71,375 in undeclared cash intercepted at airport by Customs
Dec 16 2021 Share

Customs Malta intercepted a total of €71,375 in undeclared cash at the departures lounge at Malta International Airport. 

Seized from four passengers, the carriers were travelling to Dubai, Turkey, Netherlands and Iraq. Three were offered an out of court settlement whereas another was placed under arrest. 

Two Maltese passengers going to Dubai and Turkey were discovered to be carrying €33,200 and €17,400 respectively. One of the Customs Canine officials, Gypsy, reacted positively to the Dubai bound passenger. 

The passenger said he was carrying €10,000 but checks revealed that he was carrying €18,200 on his person and €15,000 in checked in luggage. 

The man travelling to Turkey was found to be carrying €17,400 during a random check. Other checks led to officials finding €10,345 on a Dutch passenger and another €10,430 intercepted by Charlie the Customs Canine on a Syrian passenger travelling to Iraq. 

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WasteServ processed 19,000 tonnes of recyclable material in 2021

WasteServ processed 19,000 tonnes of recyclable material in 2021
Dec 16 2021 Share

WasteServ confirmed today that around 19,000 tonnes of good quality recyclable material was processed and returned to the economy this year. 

This means it surpassed the project record for processed recyclables since its inception. It also surpasses the best ever result acquired by a whopping 3,000 tonnes. Despite this being just a small fraction of the total waste generated in Malta, which stands at around 330,000 tonnes, environment minister Aaron Farrugia said that these are very encouraging results. 

‘They are proof of all the work that is being carried out at WasteServ where the management together with the employees are working relentlessly to further improve the country’s performance when it comes to waste management.’ 

WasteServ CEO Richard Bilocca praised all the employees and said that such a positive result will only lead to more courage for WasteServ to continue on working. He also emphasised the importance of proper waste separation and referred to the newly published guidelines at wsm.com.mt. 

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