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UPE calls for immediate closure of schools; threatens industrial action

 - COVID-19 - Oct 14 SHARE ON:

The Union of Professional Educators has called for the immediate closure of schools with relation to an alleged COVID-19 case who involuntarily affected their parents.

Alarmed at the recent surge in cases, the union threatens industrial actions if schools close and return to complete online learning.

The UPE has also noted that the workforce has decreased drastically due to a considerable amount of teachers being held in quarantine or on sick leave.

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Heritage Malta condemns waste-dump at Fort Delimara

 - Local - Oct 14 SHARE ON:

Yesterday, Heritage Malta took to Facebook to condemn the recent acts of vandalism committed on Fort Delimara.

The organisation stated that this not only damages the environment but ‘the cultural patrimony of our island’ and disrespects the relentless work done by the organisation and its volunteers.

As of January 2020, anyone caught dumping any white goods or electronics faces a fine of minimum €500.

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10,000 influenza vaccines given in just one day

 - Health & Fitness - Oct 14 SHARE ON:

Health and Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to celebrate 10,000 vaccinations in just one day.

The vaccine is currently available to victims of chronic diseases, children between six months and five years old and individuals over 55 years of age, it will be available to everyone starting 1st November.

Authorities have stressed the importance of vaccination due to the recent surge of COVID-19.

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European countries continue to struggle as restrictions increase

 - COVID-19 - Oct 14 SHARE ON:

Various European countries have been taking measures to control the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue to surge.

Italy has imposed a ban on parties and amateur football while making mask-wearing obligatory inside and outside public places, the same goes for Holland.

The Czech Republic is once again going into partial lockdown where schools, restaurants clubs and bars will be temporarily closed.

The Czech Republic has the highest infection rate in Europe.

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