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One time €1,000 grant for businesses affected by pandemic announced

One time €1,000 grant for businesses affected by pandemic announced
Jun 24 2021 Share

Enterprises and Sustainable Development Minister Miriam Dalli announced that businesses may apply from tomorrow for a one time grant of €1,000 as assistance for the impact made by the pandemic. With many businesses struggling due to the pandemic’s unfortunate consequences, the Minister stated that another scheme relating to rents will be put into effect. This scheme will be granting businesses up to 50% of the rent, according to the size of their businesses.

More schemes were announced however as another relates to an incentive on electricity bills between June and August which will also see a refund of up to 50% of the bill. Malta Enterprise chief executive Kurt Farrugia said that the schemes are intended to assist struggling businesses and companies in order to recover as soon as possible from the effects of COVID-19. Miriam Dalli revealed that the schemes amount to an €12 million investment as part of the Government’s economic regeneration plan.

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Precautionary measures against heatwave issued by Health Authority

Precautionary measures against heatwave issued by Health Authority
Jun 24 2021 Share

A number of precautionary measures have been issued by the Directorate for the Promotion of Health and Disease Prevention as a scorching heat wave hits the Maltese islands. The health authorities pointed out how the heatwave will last until at least Saturday with maximum temperatures expected to reach between 36 to 38 degrees Celsius. The heat may cause the body to lose a lot of water quickly and thus maintaining hydration is immensely important.

Heatstroke is also a possible side effect due to the high temperatures. Caused by loss of water and salt through sweating, symptoms including feeling weak, ill or fainting, getting headaches, muscle cramps and excessive thirst. Some of the precautions issued include staying away from the heat when sunlight is at its peak (between 11 am – 4pm), closing curtains in rooms facing the sun, avoiding drinks which cause thirst such as soft drinks and hot beverages, and avoiding physical activity during heat peaks.

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Close to 300,000 people fully vaccinated in Malta

Close to 300,000 people fully vaccinated in Malta
Jun 24 2021 Share

Malta has fully vaccinated 299,151 people, bringing the total close to 300,000. This translates to around 68% of the total population. 640,729 doses have been administered ever since the jab became a prominent weapon against the COVID-19 pandemic. With 353,895 doses being first jabs (81%), Malta continues one of the best vaccine rollout programmes seen globally.

Malta ranked 3rd best in terms of global vaccine rollout per 100 people, just after Gibraltar and United Arab Emirates. With vaccination rollout extending to younger ages, Malta’s programme of jab administering earned it herd immunity on the 24th of May 2021 when 70% of the adult population received at least its first dose. The vaccination programme remains the most effective weapon against the pandemic and thus health authorities encourage everyone eligible to get the jab to do so to continue to mitigate the spread.

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Khaby Lame conquers TikTok and Instagram without uttering a word

Khaby Lame conquers TikTok and Instagram without uttering a word
Jun 24 2021 Share

Khaby Lame, 21, has managed to blow up to 24 million followers on Instagram and 76.8 million followers on TikTok without uttering a single word. He has become the most followed person on Instagram in Italy, taking the place of Chiara Ferragni. His popularity manifested after he lost his job due to COVID-19 and he started to create videos calling out pointless life hacks posted by ‘influencers.’ He did all this without uttering a singe word and using only his signature shrug.

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His videos consist of showcasing unhelpful and unnecessary life hacks and then showing how the original way of doing things makes much more practical sense. Who needs to crack open an apple using muscle strength when you can just use a knife like a normal person? Khaby simply exposes the nonsense with day-to-day practices and shrugs. And that alone made him one of the most popular people online.

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