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.


Nadur Mayor confirms no carnival celebrations this year, after site spreading false claims

 - COVID-19 - Jan 9 SHARE ON:

Nadur Mayor, Edward Said has taken to Facebook to confirm that no mass activities will be organised for Carnival this year.

An international site by the name of, ‘CARNIVALAND’ is advertising false information that a street party and the usual celebrations will be taking place in Nadur during carnival between the 12th and 16th of February.

Edward Said reached out on behalf of this fake news and said that,
“some media channels decide on others’ behalf… The Nadur Local Council is committed to keep on safeguarding public health and WILL NOT organise any mass events this Carnival.”

FAKE NEWS ‼️ We are still amazed who gives such information and how on earth some media channels decide on others'…

Posted by Edward Said on Saturday, 9 January 2021


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