Newsbook and 103 launch new programmes due to COVID-19

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Newsbook.com.mt and 103 Malta’s Heart will launch new religious programmes. These will be included within the current programming schedule which is also set to include reports on the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, Beacon Media Group, the company which runs both Newsbook.com.mt and103 Malta’s Heart, the media of the Catholic Church in Malta, has also announced new work practices. These are aimed at decreasing the risk of contagion from the virus.

New religious programs

Newsbook.com.mt will be giving great prominence to religious services which are being organised by the Archdiocese of Malta. As from Sunday, Newsbook readers will be able to follow live a mass celebrated from Dar tal-Providenza at 11:00h. Communication for this mass will be aided through the use of sign language. The mass will remain on the website till the next day, Monday, when at 09:30h Newsbook will broadcast mass from Manresa Chapel at the Curia. This mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Charles J Scicluna. This mass will be broadcast daily at that time.

As from Monday, Newsbook.com.mt will be transmitting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Lenten spiritual exercises. These will be transmitted at 15:00h from the Basilica of the Nativity of Mary, Senglea. At 17:30h, Archbishop Charles J Scicluna will lead the recitation of the Holy Rosary from Manresa Chapel at the Curia. This Rosary will be transmitted on 103 Malta’s Heart at 19:00 and it will be followed by Mass.

Informative programs

Newsbook.com.mt and 103 Malta’s Heart will continue to broadcast the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic. The will also remain broadcasting the press conferences given by the civil authorities.

Work Practices

Beacon Media Group which runs both Newsbook.com.mt and 103 Malta’s Heart has voluntarily introduced work practices aimed at reducing the risk of contagion from COVID-19. The majority of the employees will be working from home. At 103 Malta’s heart and in the Newsroom skeleton staff will be retained for work which cannot be done from home. This is being done so that while the risk of contagion is minimised as much as possible, the Church media will give its thousands of followers in the country the best service in a time of crisis.

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