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Robert Abela confirms subsea tunnel between Malta & Gozo will happen

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During a business breakfast in Gozo on Wednesday Morning, Prime Minister Abela announced that a permanent link between Malta & Gozo will be happening.
 
Abela stated that the Government is committed to getting things done rather than just publishing studies and will go on to evaluate companies’ construction bids for a subsea road tunnel between the two islands.
 
Despite these plans, the Prime Minister stated that plans for a fast-ferry between Mġarr and Valletta will move ahead, anticipating the move as a game-changer.
 
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233 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 162 recoveries

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

Malta has registered 233 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,654 swab tests, while 162 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 84,129 vaccine doses were administered of which 29,748 were 2nd doses.

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To date, Malta has registered 23,226 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 19,905 have recovered, 321 died and 3,000 are still active.

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New COVID-19 measures may include higher fines

Mar 3 2021 Share

After discussions with healthcare workers, Chris Fearne has claimed that new measures may be implemented in the coming days. The new measures, as announced during a parliamentary address, may include higher fines for those found breaching restrictions. Discipline, according to the Health Minister, is of utmost importance, with the government making sure that all measures are being followed due to the significant spike in COVID-19 cases.

The vaccine will be the government’s form of mitigating the virus spread as front-liners are receiving the Astrazeneca vaccine, and half of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines reserved with each consignment. Fearne also defended the contact-tracing teams and highlighted the support necessary for the health authorities in these trying times.

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Developer proposes five-storey building overlooking Ggantija

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Gozo’s Ggantija temples, one of the world’s oldest man-made structures, seems to be getting an overlooking neighbour in the form of a five-storey development. 31 apartments across four floors, a penthouse on the top level and 20 garage spaces are set to be built along Triq il-Parsott in Xaghra.

Objections have flooded in, pointing out that the architectural context of the area would be an ‘eyesore’ and how construction is overtaking the island. The Superintendent of Cultural Heritage is yet to make a statement. In other related news, Gozo has seen a 240% increase in permits since 2013

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