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Tokyo Olympic athletes to sleep on anti-sex beds

Tokyo Olympic athletes to sleep on anti-sex beds
Jul 19 2021 Share

As the Tokyo Olympics draw nearer and concerns to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on the increase in Japan, organisers decided to create ‘anti-sex’ beds for the athletes competing in the Olympics. The beds are made out of cardboard and were installed in athlete’s dorms at the Olympic village. With a max weight of 200kg, the beds will allegedly only withstand the weight of just a single person. Any one who attempts to engage in sexual activities on the beds will allegedly result in the collapse of the structures. 

This was done in an effort to curb any spread of the dreaded virus which has lead to a surge in Japan. Athletes were also told not to use the customary condoms they were given ahead of the start of the games. They were asked to keep them as a memento of the games. Any breaking of these rules, along with a ban on alcohol and on audience members, would result in disqualification. 

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146 COVID-19 cases registered with 15 recoveries

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Malta has registered 146 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,809 swab tests, while 15 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 Sunday 18th July 2021, 724,343 vaccine doses were administered of which 383,867 were 1st doses. 357,558 people are currently fully vaccinated. 

To date, Malta has registered 32,616 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 30,233 have recovered, 420 died and 1963 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 18 COVID-19 positive patients, 1 of which is in the ITU. Of yesterday’s 195 reported cases, 125 were between ages of 10-39. The average age of yesterday’s cases was 29.

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Martina Borg joins Roma Calcio Femminile

Martina Borg joins Roma Calcio Femminile
Jul 19 2021 Share

Young Maltese female footballers keep making waves as midfielder Martina Borg joins Roma Calcio Femminile in Serie B. This comes after she helped Sassari Torres achieved its promotion to Italian Serie B. This marks Borg’s fourth experience in Italy, as she had already played with Apulia Trani and Fortitudo Mozzecane before joining Sassari two years ago. 

Having started her career with Pembroke Athleta, she played mostly with Hibernians before making her moves to international football pitches. Roma Calcio Femminile spent the past 8 years competing in Serie B, classifying in tenth place during the last season. Borg will be carrying the torch forth for Young Maltese women in football as yet another well-established talent. 

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All COVID-19 restrictions lifted in the UK despite scientist warnings

All COVID-10 restrictions lifted in the UK despite scientist warnings
Jul 19 2021 Share

In a move condemned by scientists and despite a surge in cases, the British government has officially lifted all pandemic restrictions in England. This includes mask wearing and social distancing, with nightclubs also able to reopen for the first time since the UK went into lockdown in March of last year. The move was not met positively by scientists who warn that the move will push the surging pandemic further and risk creating more dangerous and easily transmissible variants. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, currently in isolation following the health minister’s positive testing, urged people to remain cautious. The government is relying heavily on the vaccine rollout curbing the spread as infections continue to spike. This move could either inspire other countries with high vaccination rates to do the same if successful or risk variants resistant to vaccines emerging. Leading international scientists labelled England’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ as a global threat. The population seems locked between craving the need to dance in clubs and an uncertain sense of doom. 

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Photo Source: CNN, Anna Shvets