Sliema resident expresses satisfaction in multi-national Balluta Bay cleanup

Jul 26 2021 Share

A Sliema resident took to Facebook on Sunday to share that he, together with 7 people from different countries, joined forces to clean up Sliema’s Balluta Bay.

He highlighted that the cleanup was possible with “help of, in total, 7 people from countries like China, Italy, Poland, Romania and Russia”, going on to state that the clean up was an amazing experience and a catalyst for further efforts to make such public areas a better place.

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Various groups from different walks of life have been collaborating to clean up Malta’s beaches and public areas in order to not only safeguard the environment, but encourage others to take initiative and join in on such efforts.


“We still have to wait a few days” Chris Fearne on easing COVID-19 measures

"We still have to wait a few days" Chris Fearne on easing COVID-19 measures
Jul 26 2021 Share

In an interview with the Times of Malta, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne indicated that while the time when COVID-19 is considered a “mild disease” may be approaching, that is not the case as of yet.

Fearne revealed that it will be a few days until the local authorities are confident enough in easing the country’s health measures as Malta continues its inoculation programme.

With regards to Malta’s placement at the bottom of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Fearne stated that the difference with Malta is the very high vaccination rate, highlighting that 82 percent of adults are fully vaccinated, 86 per cent have had at least one dose, with 62 percent of youths aged 12 to 15 having had at least one dose.


COVID-19 vaccine passport to enter restaurants & more in France as of September 30

COVID-19 vaccine passport to enter restaurants & more in France as of September 30
Jul 26 2021 Share

France has just approved a bill that calls for the presentation of vaccine passes for restaurants, public venues and domestic travel such as flights and train rides.

The mandatory vaccination pass for access to certain venues & services will come into effect as of September 30 and will apply to anyone aged 12 and over.

Ahead of the bill’s approval, over 160,000 across France protested against the imposing of such measures, calling the situation a “sanitary dictatorship” and arguing the violation of citizens’ individual freedom.

On the other side of the coin, French President Emmanuel had stated that “the nation owes a response to those most affected by the crisis”, remaining committed to his call for widespread vaccination of the French nation.


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127 COVID-19 cases registered today with 109 recoveries

Jul 25 2021 Share

Malta has registered 127 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,504 swab tests, while 109 patients have recovered. No deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Saturday 24th July 2021, 743,712 vaccine doses were administered of which 392,994 were 1st doses. 369,441 people are currently fully vaccinated.

To date, Malta has registered 33,668 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 30,557 have recovered, 421 died and 2,294 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 34 COVID-19 positive patients, one of whom is in the ITU.