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UK registers highest daily cases since February amid vaccination campaign

Jun 27 2021 Share

On Saturday, the United Kingdom registered its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since February amid the National Health Service’s current ‘Grab a Jab’ campaign to drive up vaccination numbers.

Figures published by the government highlighted that 18,270 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK, being the highest daily case rate since 5 February, with around 100,000 having tested positive over the past week.

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Most of the new cases have been attributed to the entry of the delta variant into the UK, with most cases being amongst younger citizens who have yet to receive their vaccine.

This week, Malta made it into the UK’s travel green list, with Britons being allowed to come to Malta from 1 July.

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WATCH: Mass pile-up at Tour De France opening after cyclist stumbles

Mass pile-up at Tour De France opening after cyclist stumbles
Jun 27 2021 Share

Carnage ensued at the Tour De France opening stage after approximately twenty riders were part of a mass pile-up and needing attention.

This is the second mass fall during the Tour De France, with the first one occurring after a rider’s journey was impeded by a fan holding a sign, causing a mass fall between German Tony Martin and fellow riders.

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Masses of unmasked fans gathered in France’s Brittany country lanes to watch the world-renowned event as the country slowly starts to ease or lift certain COVID-19 restrictions.

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Finland registers spike in COVID-19 cases from returning football fans

Finnish health authorities have reported a surge in COVID-19 cases which can be attributed to returning football fans following their trip to Russia for Finland's Euro 2020 match against Russia in St. Petersburg.
Jun 27 2021 Share

Finnish health authorities have reported a surge in COVID-19 cases which can be attributed to returning football fans following their trip to Russia for Finland’s Euro 2020 match against Russia in St. Petersburg.

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare urged all bus arrivals from St. Petersburg to apply for a COVID-19 test due to fears of potential exposure to the virus.

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The Finnish national football team placed their in their group and were eventually eliminated along with Russia, who finished last. The city of St. Petersburg hosted six Euro 2020 matches within the group stages and will host one quarter-final match on Friday.

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369 travellers sent to ‘quarantine hotel’ since start of tourism season

369 travellers sent to 'quarantine hotel' since start of tourism season
Jun 27 2021 Share

Since the start of the tourism season on June 1, 369 individuals travelling to Malta have been sent to the government-approved Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort in St. Julian’s to quarantine, as stated by the Health Ministry.

Travellers without the required COVID-19 documentation had to pay for a €120 PCR test and €100 for every night in the hotel, which had received the approval of Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci.

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People arriving in Malta are required to present a recognised vaccine certificate or negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival, with Malta expected to start accepting UK vaccine passes after being added to the country’s travel green list this week.

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