Share this: Be Careful, qagħaq and ottini may contain Ethylene Oxide

 - Local - Dec 13 SHARE ON:

The Environmental Health Directorate has informed the public that certain products from Brinc’s Biscuits might contain Ethylene Oxide.

Ethylene Oxide is a pesticide which is not good for human consumption and its use is also unapproved.

The batches which might be affected are;

Brinc’s qagħaq tal-ġunġlien: all lots up to L20323 with best before dates up to 18-12-20.

Brinc’s ottini: lot numbers 20231-20325 and from best before dates 14-2-21 up to 19-5-21.


Man dead after falling 3 storeys at St. Peter’s Pool area

 - Local - Dec 13 SHARE ON:

An Austrian man fell to his death this morning at around 8:40 AM in Delimara.

The man was certified dead at the scene.

An inquiry will be lead by Magistrate Nadine Lia.


Statistician Vincent Marmara says COVID-19 r-factor is down to 0.75%

 - COVID-19 - Dec 13 SHARE ON:

Statistician Vincent Marmara said in this week’s vlog for the Malta Independent that the reproduction factor for the COVID-19 virus has gone down to 0.75%.

This means that the virus is now statistically transmitted to one person or less from each infected person.


52 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 90 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Dec 13 SHARE ON:

Malta has registered 52 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,659 swab tests, while 90 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 26 cases were family members of previously known cases, 19 cases were contacts of positive work colleagues, 14 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases, 4 cases were from social gatherings.

To date, Malta has registered 11,153 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 9,169 have recovered, 169 died and 1,815 are still active.


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