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Police arrest 31-year-old Valletta resident in huge cocaine & cannabis drug bust

 - Local - Jan 10 SHARE ON:

The Malta Police Force Drug Squad has arrested a 31-year-old man from Valletta in possession of cocaine and cannabis.

Following a tip-off to the police on Saturday, a search was conducted in a St. Julian’s hotel room which resulted in the discovery of packets of drugs suspected to be cocaine and cannabis along with a considerable amount of cash.

Other packets of cannabis and objects related to drug abuse were also found after a search of the man’s home in Valletta as the man remains arrested and to be taken to court on Sunday.

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Seasonal festivities most likely cause of surge in COVID-19 cases

 - COVID-19 - Jan 10 SHARE ON:

As Malta continues to register record-high daily COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Chris Fearne has reported that seasonal festivities during the Christmas and New Year are the most likely cause behind the spike in cases.

While exercising caution in the interpretation of the results, Dr. Fearne points to the seasonal festivities as the prime suspect behind the surge in cases, with community spread of the UK variant not appearing to be widespread.

Fearne had previously reported that Malta will likely reach herd immunity by the end of the summer as 2021 carnival festivities and many of the sort have been cancelled.

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Teachers to receive vaccine immediately after vulnerable and elderly

 - COVID-19 - Jan 10 SHARE ON:

Following national discussion, an agreement was established which states that teachers will receive COVID-19 vaccinations right after the elderly and vulnerable.

This decision successfully ends a two-day teachers’ strike with teachers scheduled to receive the jab towards the end of February.

In a video blog with The Malta Independent, statistician Vincent Marmara stated that educators are important when controlling the virus, showing research which outlines that COVID-19 cases reduced when schools opened.

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Breaking: French Ministry in talks to postpone games against British clubs

 - COVID-19 - Jan 9 SHARE ON:

French Ministry is in talks to postpone games against British clubs because of concerns over the new strain of Coronavirus.

As an effort towards stopping the spread of COVID-19, all games in this season’s European competitions are recommended to be postponed by the French Ministry.

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