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Pregnant women and children will not be vaccinated – Prof. Gauci

 - COVID-19 - Dec 9 SHARE ON:

In a feature with the Times of Malta, Superintendent for Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci revealed that pregnant women and children will not receive immediate COVID-19 vaccination.

This is due to the fact that clinical research and trials have been focused more on adults, with little children contracting the virus or having major complications.

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Posted by Times of Malta on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Prof. Gauci also revealed that the authorities  are considering the provision of a document of proof of vaccination.

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Jamie Vardy sends message to LGBT+ fan group after post-goal mishap

 - Sports - Dec 9 SHARE ON:

Jamie Vardy has gifted a signed rainbow corner flag to Leicester City’s LGBT+ fan group ‘Foxes Pride’ after a mishap on the pitch.

After scoring a winning goal against Sheffield United, the Leicester City striker hit a celebratory sliding tackle into the rainbow corner flag, accidentally breaking it – potentially leading him to send the message of goodwill to the fan group.

Foxes Pride, said that they “are proud and grateful for the support that Vardy and Leicester City FC continue to show for Rainbow Laces, LGBT fans and Foxes Pride.”

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79 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 79 recoveries

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67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries

Malta has registered 79 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,909 swab tests, while 79 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, 5 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 3 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 10,778 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 8,720 have recovered, 160 died and 1,898 are still active.

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Death toll rises to rises to 160 after three new COVID-19 deaths

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The Health Authorities have reported three new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the death toll up to 160.

The first two cases are two men, aged 83 and 90 respectively, who tested positive on the 24th November and died yesterday at Mater Dei.

The third case is a 90-year-old woman who tested positive on the 23rd of November and died yesterday at Mater Dei.

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