“We cannot continue with Christmas as planned” – Boris Johnson

Dec 19 2020 Share

In light of the recent surge of coronavirus cases in the UK and the discover of a new variant of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Christmas in the UK cannot continue as planned.

Apart from announcing a new tier 4, where residents are banned from leaving their tiered areas, the PM also announced further restrictions of Christmas Day get-togethers.

These added restrictions also come after a report from the British Medical Journal and Health Service Journal predicting that the mixing of households will create close 19,000 new cases until the New Year.


Coronavirus variant confirmed by UK to spread quicker

Dec 19 2020 Share

The new strain of coronavirus has been confirmed to spread even faster by England’s chief medical officer Chris Witty.

The World Health Organisation has been informed of situation with Health Secretary Matt Hancock previously advising of the new variant.

This calls for further caution and vigilance in the country as the UK has seen another surge in cases recently.


Childred residing at Mater Dei get a surprise superhero visit

Dec 19 2020 Share

The children residing at Mater Dei hospital got a surprise visit from a group of abseiling superheroes, which surely put a smile on their face.

The activity, organised by the Mosta Scouts, allowed the children to view their favourite superheroes abseil from the walls of a Mater Dei building from the safety of their own rooms.

Santa Claus & Mary Christmas joined the team 🎅🤶Being the Christmas season, kids were truly eager to watch them ♥️

Posted by Mosta Scout Group on Saturday, 19 December 2020

What is even better is that the superheroes were accompanied by Father and Mary Christmas, which were actually doctors who form part of the Mosta Scouts in a very kind, wholesome initiative.


Second round of government vouchers scheduled for January

Dec 19 2020 Share

Earlier today, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development, Miriam Dalli announced that Maltese businesses will be receiving a total €6 million in electricity bill refunds as part of a scheme spearheaded by Malta Enterprise.

📍Madwar 5️⃣, 0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ kumpanija se jirċievu total ta’ €6️⃣ miljun f’rifużjonijiet tal-kontijiet tad-dawl💡, grazzi għal…

Posted by Miriam Dalli on Saturday, 19 December 2020

In addition to this, Dalli also revealed that the second round of government vouchers will be distributed in January and that the Wage Supplement will be given in time for December.