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Police drug tests to become mandatory after passing of new law

Jan 15 2021 Share

Members of the Malta Police Force will have to undergo mandatory drug tests after the passing of a new law, as stated by Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri.

This follows the string of reports of members of the force testing positive for illegal substances.

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Just recently, superintendent Maurice Curmi was suspended after testing positive for cocaine and went on to contest the issue after testing negative in the following two tests.

The Minister also reported that last year, three soldiers, two prison workers and one police officer tested positive in random drug test, calling for increased discipline and zero-tolerance towards drug use in the force.

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Delays expected for Pfizer vaccine in Europe, Norwegian health authorities state

Jan 15 2021 Share

Norwegian health authorities have stated that Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Norway and Europe will be reduced starting from next week while the pharmaceutical group ramps up production.

The Norwegian Health Agency (FHI) has stated that this will affect all European countries and it is unclear when Pfizer will achieve maximum production capacity.

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The FHI did not elaborate on European deliveries but revealed that Norway will receive 36,075 doses next week rather than the expected 43,875.

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Post Malone gifts 10,000 of his custom Crocs to frontline workers

Jan 15 2021 Share

Post Malone has received various acclaims for his artistic capabilities over the years but little do people know how charitable 25-year-old Austin Post can be.

The legendary singer-songwriter is reported to have donated 10,000 of his custom SOLD-OUT Duet Max Clog II crocs to frontline workers in collaboration with Musicians on Call.

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The Crocs are being distributed to 70 hospitals around the United States ‘as a gesture of gratitude with extra comfort’.

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Vaccine numbers to start being published on Saħħa COVID-19 update

Jan 15 2021 Share

In today’s COVID-19 press briefing, Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci revealed that vaccine numbers will start to be published on Saħħa’s daily COVID-19 update.

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This announcement follows a widespread call for more transparency regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and issues with efficacy of the vaccine’s distribution.

Professor Gauci also addressed a false Euronews graphic which stated that Malta was lagging behind in vaccinations, reporting that the news house were contacted and that the information amended.

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