The Malta Independent 6 August 2020, Thursday

Event organisers will be fined €3,000 if they breach new regulations

Event organisers will be fined €3,000 for every instance if they break the regulations pertaining to parties and mass events. The fine is enforceable through a legal notice published on...

‘I am worried about this situation if we keep on going the way we are’ – Charmaine Gauci

“I am worried about this situation if we keep on going the way we are”, Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci said on Wednesday as the number of Covid-19 cases continued to...

latest comment from joe morana, 05/08/2020 16:55: At the early stages of the Covid 19 spread in Malta & Gozo the message ad nauseam from the Health Authorities was 'stay safe stay home' together with a number of semi lock dawn measures and Malta reaped excellent health results almost zeroing the number of Covid 19 infections and active cases. Regrettably since June the message has been changed instigated by the Prime Minister & Cabinet into 'go enjoy the summer', 'the waves are in the sea' , we are open for business , do not let scaremongers intimidate your pursuit to enjoy life and so Malta opened up for mass events parties, festas etc as if business as usual... and we were even given cash vouchers 'to eat out' and /or to spend on leisure accommodation by September. Notably the Government twisted the Health Authorities' arms which consequently also changed their tune against their very own sensible advice (no mass events) and had to come up with mitigating measures to counter ' the Government's arbitrary 'business as usual' diktat. Now the onus and responsibility of public health has been passed onto the citizens themselves with the Health Authorities emphasising the need for the cooperation of everyone, while appealing for more protection of vulnerable people as well”, Regrettably, in spite of the prevailing spike in Covid 19 infections 'wake up call', which was forewarned by the front line medical profession and front line health care practitioners, the Government is stubbornly and arbitrarily ploughing ahead. Regrettably, we have a stubborn Government which lends a 'good ear' to business interests and is stone deaf to front line Health professionals and health practitioners and to the genuine concerns of the public ... 'Gvern li Jisma'' biss lin-nies tan -negozju w trux sew ghall- pariri tal-professjonisti w haddiema fil-qasam tas-sahha u ghat-thassib genwin tac-cittadini....
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Bartolo adds nothing on migration situation in Libya after reports of authorities shooting migrants

Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo had nothing to add to answers he had already provided to this newsroom regarding the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) report of Libyan coastguards...

‘It is unfair to point fingers at entertainment industry’ - MEIA

The president of Malta Entertainment Industry and Arts Association (MEIA) Howard Keith Debono has argued that it is very unfair to point fingers at their industry, arguing that what the country is...

20 new local Coronavirus cases found in last 24 hours; nine related to clusters and previous cases

20 new local cases of Coronavirus cases were found by health authorities in the last 24 hours. Five out of the cases are from a cluster in Paceville, while four are related to previously known...

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Carelessness on COVID-19 can have impact on schools opening in September, MUT warns

“Carelessness, lack of thought, and the triumphalism of some can have an enormous impact on teaching in school in the coming months”, the Malta Union of Teachers warned on...

10 AFM soldiers stationed in Lebanon safe and sound after massive explosion in Beirut

10 Armed Forces of Malta soldiers currently stationed in Lebanon are safe and sound after a massive explosion rocked the country’s capital Beirut on Tuesday evening. Home Affairs Minister...

Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion, toll rises to 100

Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people and...

TMID Editorial: Friction – Abela, Fearne and the virus

So much has happened and is happening in the Nationalist Party that what the Labour Party is going through is not being given the importance it deserves. The evolving situation in the PN, with...

16 of 91 rescued migrants test positive for Covid-19; all are quarantined

91 migrants who were rescued and admitted into Malta yesterday were all isolated and swabbed for Covid-19, a government statement read, highlighting that 16 tested positive. "As per standard...

16 new Coronavirus cases found in last 24 hours; 12 related to clusters or previous cases

16 new cases of Coronavirus have been found by health authorities in the last 24 hours. Out of the 16, 12 are related to previously known cases of the virus or part of clusters. Authorities...

Melvin Theuma remains in stable condition

Middleman in the Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination Melvin Theuma remains in stable condition within the Mater Dei Hospital ENT ward, the police said. Theuma was found in a pool of blood in his...

Government insists situation is ‘absolutely under control’ as Prime Minister calls MCESD meeting

The government has insisted that the situation is “absolutely under control” as the Prime Minister called a meeting with the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development. After a...

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