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Unvaccinated travellers to Malta no longer need negative PCR tests

 - COVID-19 - Jul 11 SHARE ON:
Unvaccinated travellers to Malta no longer need negative PCR tests

The Health Ministry revealed on Monday that travellers to Malta with no vaccination against COVID-19 will no longer need a negative PCR or rapid test result. 

The latest of the rules to be lifted, they will come into effect on the 25th of July and are based on the recommendations made at the EU level. 

This follows travellers who did not have COVID-19 vaccination certificates or a recent recovery certificate having been required to present negative PCR or rapid tests upon arrival to Malta. 

Apart from this, the Health Ministry revealed that all people aged over 60 will be offered a second COVID-19 booster dose if they so whs. 

The ECDC is recommending, based on the current increase in virus cases across Europe, that immunosuppressed people and those aged over 60 to receive a second booster shot. This is especially the case if they received their first booster more than four months ago.

The ECDC recommendation says that, despite the clear advantages which come with a second booster shot to vulnerable groups of people, there was no need to offer the shot to younger people. 

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Viral TikTok #gentleminions trend returns to Maltese cinemas

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Viral TikTok #gentleminions trend returns to Maltese cinemas

It happened again – a group of young Maltese lads took to the cinema to watch the latest Minions movie donning classy suits. 

The trend has been taking social media worldwide by storm as large groups of mostly young men take to the theatre in sophisticated attire to watch Minions 2: The Rise of Gru. 

 

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The trend has been pivotal in the marketing of this brand new Illumination movie, with ticket sales for the film soaring, even if it was just due to a meme. 

Do you think this group pulled it off? 

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Worker seriously injured due to accident at Free Port

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Worker seriously injured due to accident in Free Port

Police were informed today at around 1000hrs that an accident had taken place in the Free Port, Birzebbuga. 

Police convened immediately on the site in question, and preliminary investigations found that a 44-year-old Imqabba resident got injured after getting stuck in between two containers. 

A medical team and an ambulance were called onto the site, transporting the man to Mater Dei Hospital. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injures. Members of the Civil Protection were also on site to assist. 

A magistrate has been assigned the case and an inquiry has been opened. Several experts are assisting in the case as investigations continue. 

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Shawn Mendes postponing his tour due to mental health issues

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Canadian superstar Shawn Mendes has announced that he will be postponing his tour due to his ongoing mental health issues. He revealed the sad news on Instagram to his 69 million followers with a statement.

 

 

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Mendes wrote : “This breaks my heart to have to say this, but unfortunately I’m going to have to postpone the next three weeks of shows through Uncasville, CT until further notice.”

He further explained his reasoning behind this decision stating :”I’ve been touring since I was 15 and to be honest it’s always been difficult to be away from friends and family. After a few years off the road, I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point.”

He ended the statement by writing: “After speaking with my team and professionals, I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost. “As soon as there are more updates I promise I will let you know. Love you guys.”

Many celebrities such as Rita Ora and boxer Ryan Garcia have commented on his post, voicing their support for the popstar. Tommy Hilfiger, one of his many sponsors, also left a comment stating: “Taking care of yourself is important. Thinking of you Shawn, we’ll be here to cheer you on when you’re ready to be back!”

His fans were also very supportive of the decision, with one fan commenting:  “Your physical and mental health will always be more important. We understand you and we are with you. We love you.”

Mendes will reportedly resume his tour next month in Philadelphia.

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