Vaccine numbers to start being published on Saħħa COVID-19 update

Jan 15 2021 Share

In today’s COVID-19 press briefing, Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci revealed that vaccine numbers will start to be published on Saħħa’s daily COVID-19 update.


This announcement follows a widespread call for more transparency regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and issues with efficacy of the vaccine’s distribution.

Professor Gauci also addressed a false Euronews graphic which stated that Malta was lagging behind in vaccinations, reporting that the news house were contacted and that the information amended.


“Are police second class workers?” Union criticises lack of quarantine leave

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The Police Officers Union and Malta Police Association have released separate statements addressing the fact that police officers who contract COVID-19 have to take sick leave instead of quarantine leave.

In Facebook posts published on Friday, the Union stated that they have written to the Prime Minister and minister and that it is an injustice that certain government workers are granted quarantine leave and police officers have to use up their sick leave.

Il-Police officers union għal darb'oħra reġgħet bagħtet email lil Prim ministru u lil Ministru Bryan Camilleri, fejn fi…

Posted by Police Officers Union on Friday, 15 January 2021


In the POU statement’s final few words, the union states that police officers also meet people on a daily basis and that they are front-liners too, asking “are we second-class workers?”


‘Negative COVID-19 test or vaccine certificate should be travel criteria’ – MHRA

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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association has released a statement highlighting that while vaccine certificates are an agreeable requirement for travel, they should not be the only travel criteria.

The association stated that only utilising a vaccine passport limits travel solely to that group of people and went on to recommend that a traveller presents either the certificate or a negative COVID-19 test.

MHRA President Tony Zahra noted how the effects of the pandemic hit the tourism industry like a tsunami and urged the requirement for a negative test OR vaccine certificate as criteria for travellers.


193 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 143 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 193 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 1,602 swab tests, while 143 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

Details on new active cases will be given by Prof. Charmaine Gauci during a press briefing at 12:30, which will be streamed on saħħa.

To date, Malta has registered 15,272 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 12,393 have recovered, 236 died and 2,643 are still active.