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Obama congratulates Biden on his win

 - International - Nov 8 SHARE ON:

Yesterday democrat Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United states, denying Donald Trump a 2nd term – and former president Barack Obama was quick to congratulate his former vice president on his achievement.

Biden served two terms as vice president to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, forming what is renowned as a political bromance between the two.Obama had a highly visible role during Biden’s campaign, with one of his endorsement videos for Biden generating 26 million views and raised $2.5 million.

Obama also congratulated Kamala Harris for bursting through another barrier and becoming the first female, first black and first south asian vice president of the United States.

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Malta sees 12 Covid related deaths in the past week

 - COVID-19 - Nov 8 SHARE ON:

Statistician Vincent Marmara noted on The Malta Independent how during the past week Malta saw 12 Covid related deaths, matching the previous record number of deaths recorded in a single week.

Marmara also noted how the r-factor has increased to 1.50 following an increase in cases last week, with 951 cases being reported.

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“Women should be able to access the morning-after pill from every pharmacy”, says Rosianne Cutajar

 - Local - Nov 7 SHARE ON:

Parliamentary Secretary for Equality, Rosianne Cutajar stated that women should have better access to the morning-after pill, from every pharmacy in Malta. 

The MP has been an adamant advocate for change and a statement such as this could be the catalyst of further discussion.

Despite the pill being legal in Malta, around 64% of pharmacies provide the pill, making difficult for woman to access, especially when one considers that many pharmacies close on Sundays.

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146 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 168 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Nov 7 SHARE ON:
67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries

Malta has registered 146 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,941 swab tests, while 168 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 19 cases were family members of previously known cases, 17 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 11 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 7 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 7.039 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 5,000 have recovered, 74 died and 1,965 are still active.

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