Three more COVID-19 deaths reported; death toll at 88

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The Health Ministry reported three more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday evening.

The first victim was an 81-year-old who died at Mater Dei, the second an 87-year-old who died at the Good Samaritan centre and the third, a 77-year-old who also died at Mater Dei.

Malta’s death toll currently stands at 88, 25 of whom being women and 63 men.


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UK is first European country to pass 50,000 deaths

Nov 11 2020 Share

A total of 50,365 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test, up from 595 in the last 24 hours. The United Kingdom is the fifth nation to have passed 50,000 deaths after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the statistics revealed, amid expectations for a vaccine, that “we’re not out of the woods.” He said, “Any death is a tragedy,” but added, “I think we have now reached another stage in the way we handle it.”


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McDonald’s is launching a packaging “refresh” across the chain

Nov 11 2020 Share

In addition to the drive thru efficiency around the world and simplifying the menu, McDonald’s announced new packaging that will roll out to every restaurant in the next two years, for what it claims will be a consistent look, “so no matter where you are in the world, you can find the same packaging,” the company said in a press release.

“Simple, bold graphics that nod to our world famous menu items are combined with a playful wink to whatever tasty item is inside. Think melting cheese drips on a Quarter Pounder with Cheese box”