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Vaccine will be given to some Americans as early as 11 December

 - COVID-19 - Nov 23 SHARE ON:

Health Authorities and industries around the world have recorded a massive development in the creation of COVID-19 vaccines and the process seems to be progressing substantially.

In the United States, head of the COVID-19 vaccine Moncef Slaoui said that the vaccine will be allocated to required stations within 24 hours of approval and Americans will be able to receive the vaccine as early as 11th December. 

Reports have also emerged that the Oxford vaccine has been found to be 70% protective of the coronavirus, which albeit being much less effective than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, is much cheaper and much easier to store.

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Miriam Dalli promises sustainable future following ministerial appointment

 - Local - Nov 22 SHARE ON:

During Robert Abela’s Cabinet reshuffle last Saturday, former MEP Miriam Dalli was appointed Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development.

Dalli left her post at the European Parliament to occupy a vacant spot in the Maltese Parliament, eventually being sworn in Minister.

The newly-appointed minister took to Twitter to promise that she “will work for a sustainable future for all families, workers and future generations.” 

She also took the opportunity to thank Prime Minister Abela for trusting her with the portfolio.

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Here’s what happened in Robert Abela’s last Cabinet reshuffle

 - Local - Nov 22 SHARE ON:

Talks of a cabinet reshuffle have been traversing social media for weeks now as Prime Minister Robert Abela finally announced the reshuffle on Saturday evening, making a number of noteworthy changes.

Notably, Miriam Dalli was appointed Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development while Clyde Caruana concluded his short tenure as Abela’s Chief of Staff as he was handed the Finance Ministry.

Other changes include Michael Farrugia’s replacement of Silvio Parnis as Minister for Elderly and Active Ageing, Justyne Caruana’s appointment of the Education Industry, with predecessor Owen Bonnici holding the Ministry for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Post-COVID-19 strategy. 

Julia Farrugia Portelli also loses her seat as Minister for Tourism, now-occupying the Inclusion and Quality of Life portfolio with Clayton Bartolo taking her place.

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102 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 89 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Nov 22 SHARE ON:

Malta has registered 102 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,221 swab tests, while 89 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 31 cases were family members of previously known cases, 14 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 8 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 8,924 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 6,654 have recovered, 111 died and 2,159 are still active.

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