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UK to impose ban on junk food advertising online & after 9pm from 2023

UK to impose ban on junk food advertising online & after 9pm from 2023
Jun 25 2021 Share

In attempt to tackle the UK’s ongoing obesity crisis, the UK government is set to impose a ban on junk food advertising as from 2023, a ban which prohibits TV advertising after 9PM and all forms of online paid promotion.

These new measures, which many have called radical marketing restrictions, will impact a market which spends over £600 million per year on food advertising.

The 9pm television ban applies to products which have been deemed to be high in fat, salt and sugar while the online ad ban concerns all online paid promotion including Facebook ads, paid Google results, text message promotions and sponsored posts on Instagram and Twitter.

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WATCH: Pope Francis’ trip to Malta “is on the agenda”

Jun 25 2021 Share

In a recent meeting with Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo and Holy See ambassador for Malta Frank Zammit, Pope Francis stated that his visit to Malta is still on the agenda.

During their meeting, Pope Francis confirmed with Minister Bartolo that his visit to Malta is still on his agenda, with the Minister gifting a book of Malta’s religious attractions soon after.

After receiving the book, the Pope smiled and recalled the biblical episode of when St. Paul was bitten by a snake after his shipwreck on the island of Melita.

✈️ Ninsab fi triqti lejn Ruma 🇮🇹 bil-għan li nsaħħu l-ħidma tagħna biex nattiraw lejn pajjiżna t-turiżmu reliġjuż.

Posted by Clayton Bartolo on Tuesday, 22 June 2021

In a recent social media post, the Tourism Minister reiterated his commitment to increase the demand and promotion of faith tourism in Malta.

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Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association predicting tourism recover for Malta during summer

Jun 25 2021 Share

The Maltese Association of Hotels and Restaurants is predicting a steady recovery for local tourism following the country’s entry into the UK travel green list.

MHRA President Tony Zahra welcomed Malta’s green list qualification with open arms, highlighting the decision as a critical turning point in Malta’s tourism recovery, with the UK being Malta’s primary market in tourism.

Zahra applauded the Government’s creation of balance between economy and health, going on to highlight that we must remain vigilant as the pandemic and its challenges are still among us.

“We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. So now is the time for us to work together to revive the tourism sector which is crucial for the local economy”.

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5 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 3 recoveries

Jun 25 2021 Share

Malta has registered 5 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,127 swab tests, while 3 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 Thursday 24th June 2021, 646,651 vaccine doses were administered of which 355,100 were 1st doses. 303,939 people are currently fully vaccinated.

To date, Malta has registered 30,603 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 30,154 have recovered, 420 died and 29 are still active.

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