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New relaxed measures for events announced by Health Minister

Oct 15 2021 Share

Addressing a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced some new pandemic restriction easing when it comes to evens. The first notable measure was to change the number of people around a table during seated events such as a wedding limiting access to vaccinated, going up from 6 to 8 individuals. If tables are outside, the distance also decreases to one meter whereas if the table is inside, the distance goes down to one and a half metres. 

For seated events limited to vaccinated people, events such as weddings can now reduce the distance between clusters of people to one metre whilst also increasing the capping to 300 individuals from 100. Events for vaccinated people also required kids under 12 to present negative PCR or Rapid Tests due to not being eligible for the jab. This measure will now be removed starting Monday, meaning families with vaccinated adults accompanying anyone under 12 no longer need PCRs for the children. 

Fearne also revealed that the test event results are being analysed to see whether any more updates to other events or contexts such as schools and Christmas events can take place. The results will be finalised by the end of the week and announced subsequently. 

When it comes to public transport, including fast ferry services, the previous requirements stated that they do not exceed their 65% capacity. This will go up to 80% as of next Monday. 

Travelling restrictions will also see some countries being removed from the dark red list and others returned to it. This has to do mainly with the MU variant being considered as a variant of not interest but not one of concern, whilst some countries, like Russia, have detected increasing numbers of cases and deaths ever since the pandemic hit. 

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Election will allegedly take place on 27 November according to JD Patrick

Election will allegedly take place on 27 November according to JD Patrick
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Speaking on The Morning Vibe, JD Patrick has reported that he was commissioned by the Nationalist Party to discover and announce that the general election will take place, allegedly, on the 27 of November. He said that the PN commissioned the radio host to discover the news in ‘everyone’s best interest’, going on to alleged that the 27th of November is the chosen date. 

He explains to his radio co-hosts that he wasn’t commissioned to reveal the date but to discover it. His co-hosts Martina and Jonathan Abel expressed their fair share of doubt, but also prompted further answers, with Jonathan asking when it will be announced as this would make the election super close. JD, holding up a paper with the alleged date written down, did not want to reveal any more details, but his co-hosts started to assume that it will be announced next week. So far, PM Robert Abela has remained evasive about answering questions about the election, stating instead that he wishes to focus on the implementation of the Budget. 

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Photo Source: Robert Abela FB, The Morning Vibe FB

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Adele has released the perfect audition song for the next 5 years

Adele has released the perfect audition song for the next 5 years
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Adele has made a massive comeback with her new single ‘Easy On Me’ following a slow-burning PR campaign. The first instalment to the artist’s music in six years has finally arrived, and its a song we will definitely be hearing in song contest audition rooms for the foreseeable future. The new song, an emotional ballad which showcases Adele’s utter mastery of her voice in full force, was released at midnight UK time. The song was the first glimpse of her ‘divorce’ album entitled ’30’. Continuing in the numerical tradition (with her previous albums being called 19, 21 and 25), 30’s first released single lets fans know why Adele decided to walk away from her marriage in 2019. 

The song asks her son and ex-husband for understanding, all in goose-bump inducing melody and voice. The music video accompanying the ballad also plays with colour, shifting from black-and-white to colour as Adele asks her family to understand her decision, capturing the massive shift in her life. The song proved so powerful that it’s already in the top 10 on US Apple Music, possibly just the first achievement ahead of more to come. 

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Collapsed traffic lights due to evening rain remain operational

Collapsed traffic lights due to evening rain remain operational
Oct 15 2021 Share

Following massive torrents of evening rain hit several parts of the island, a set of traffic lights collapsed with the green light still remaining operational. The photo was taken by Jonathan Sammut and uploaded to Facebook page ‘Malta Roads Traffic Updates’. It shows a traffic light on its side in the middle of the road, with the page warning drivers to be wary of passing through Vjal ir-Rihan, San Gwann. 

The cause of the collapse was questioned by the commentators on the post. Despite the rain and wind being a major culprit, many asked whether infrastructural issues contributed to the collapse. The weather has quickly (and finally?) shifted from scorching heat waves to thunderous showers. Many pointed out whether we’ll be seeing more traffic lights dropping as autumn and winter in Malta progress while others just made light (pun intended) of the situation, with one comment even referencing Squid Game’s ‘Green Light, Red Light’ episode. Jokes aside, we hope no one got injured and we urge everyone to be careful out there!

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Photo Source: Jonathan Sammut