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PM Robert Abela hopes for complete economic recovery by May 2021

Jan 3 2021 Share

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly taken a toll on economies worldwide with Malta being no exception, and Prime Minister Robert Abela hopes for Malta’s complete economic recovery by May 2021.

In an interview on the Labour Party’s One Radio, Abela highlighted the importance of Malta’s institutions recovering in the next five months and the essential nature of citizens getting vaccinated as quickly as possible.

He went on to mention the change in Malta’s police force as well as the efforts made to satisfy all of the Greco and Moneyval recommendations, not excluding the government’s attempts to address financial crime and avoid grey-listing from the Financial Action Task Force.

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85 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 64 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
Jan 3 2021 Share

Malta has registered 85 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 1,995 swab tests, while 64 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 18 cases were family members of previously known cases, 9 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 4 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 3 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 13,082 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 11,275 have recovered, 220 died and 1,567 are still active.

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Johnson to introduce tighter COVID-19 measures to control virus spread

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In a recent appearance on a BBC talk show, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an increase in COVID-19 restrictions in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.

As hospital patients rise and cases continue to surge in England, Johnson is committed to doing whatever is necessary to control the spread of the virus and tighter tier 4 restrictions are expected.

While not considering a year in lockdown due to the damaging effects on the economy and mental health, Johnson stated that the arrival of the vaccine is something which will give people hope.

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Zurrieq man who bit and stabbed wife on New Year’s Day denied bail

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A 58-year-old pensioner from Zurrieq is in custody and being charged for stabbing his wife on New Year’s Day.

The couple had returned home around 3am after a turbulent New Year’s Eve outing and continued to argue in the late hours, where the accused bit his wife and went on to stab her with a kitchen knife.

The man was also charged with harassment and misusing electronic telecommunications equipment and pleaded not guilty to the charges, and while bail was requested, it was not granted.

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