WATCH: No new COVID-19 cases today as active case number drops to 33

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During a health conference earlier today addressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne and Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat, Fearne revealed that no new COVID-19 cases have been registered over the past 24 hours.


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During the conference, the Minister also revealed that the active cases number will drop to 33 today, going on to highlight the opening of a new health centre in Marsaxlokk to bring health services closer to the people of Malta.

It was also revealed that for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, no COVID-19 patients are currently in hospital as Malta moves closer to normality than ever before.


No more COVID-19 patients in hospital, minister Chris Fearne reveals

Jun 17 2021 Share

This morning, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that there are no more COVID-19 patients in hospital after registering 0 cases between yesterday and today.

Fearne went on to reveal that Malta’s active case number has dropped to 33 while sadly, an 82-year-old died after contracting the virus.

This was revealed during the Minister’s announcement of a new Health Centre in Marsaxlokk, where he highlighted the government’s commitment to bringing health services as close to the people as possible.


Summer vibes? Temperatures to soar over the coming days

Jun 17 2021 Share

The summer season seems to be firing on all cylinders in Malta as the Malta International Airport’s Meteorological Office forecast a sharp rise in temperatures over the coming days.

The Met Office predicts temperature-highs of 35°C which may feel like 38 on the first day of summer, Monday 21 June, with hot and sunny weather over the following days.

As temperatures continue increasing in Malta and Gozo and the summer season set to land soon, many look forward to a positive summer season.


Hungary’s new anti-LGBT law turns heads ahead of 2022 election

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Hungary has just passed a new law prohibiting the distribution of knowledge about homosexuality and gender transitioning amongst school children younger than 18 years of age and in advertising.

The new law and nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban have faced strong criticism from other parties and human rights groups for the passing of this law in addition to the country’s already-radical social policy.

Hungary already does not recognise gay marriage and only allows the adoption of children from heterosexual couples, triggering worldwide criticism and creating a divide in Hungary for Orban’s self-styled ‘illiberal regime’.

Christian fundamentalist and gay conversion therapy advocated Matthew Grech was quick to praise such a law, arguing that Malta should follow suit.