Qormi mayor passes away; was positive for Covid-19

Funeral to be held on Saturday 14th

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Qormi’s mayor, Renald Falzon, has passed away on Friday while battling coronavirus.

Falzon, who was only 46, is the youngest victim so far. He had been receiving intensive care for weeks after he contracted the virus in October. His father also died of coronavirus.

His death has not been yet announced by the health authorities.

A month ago, Falzon had announced that he was indisposed due to health issues.

The Local Council has since announced that the funeral mass will be held at 9.30am at St George’s Church, and will be broadcast live on the Council’s Facebook page. Locals are encouraged to display flags at half-mast as a symbol of respect. An appeal was made for everyone to follow from home so that no crowds would gather.

NAPPREZZAW JEKK TGĦINUNA NXANDRU DAN IL-MESSAĠĠ L-aħħar tislima lil maħbub Renald Falzon se tingħata għada s-Sibt hekk…

Posted by Kunsill Lokali Ħal Qormi on Friday, November 13, 2020

Falzon was elected as local councillor for the first time in 2015. He was elected as mayor of the locality in 2019.

The Local Council offered its condolences to the family of the victim.

Bl-akbar sogħba u b'qalbna sewda, inħabbru li s-Sindku Renald Falzon ħalla din id-dinja, illum 13 ta' Novembru 2020….

Posted by Kunsill Lokali Ħal Qormi on Friday, November 13, 2020

Condolences pour in

Il-President kif ukoll il-membri tal-Kumitat Amministrattiv tal-Għaqda Soċjo-Mużikali Anici, jibgħatu l-kondoljanzi lil…

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Is-Socjeta' Filarmonika Pinto Banda San Sebastjan titnikket ghat-telfa tas-Sindku tal-Belt Pinto is-Sur Renald Falzon….

Posted by Soċjetà Filarmonika Pinto Banda San Sebastjan A.D. 1862 on Friday, November 13, 2020

Kondoljanzi lill-familja tas-Sindku ta' Ħal Qormi Renald Falzon. Il-komunità Qormija tibqa' grata għas-servizz tiegħek….

Posted by Roderick Galdes on Friday, November 13, 2020

Diffiċli nsib kliem bħalissa. Il-Ħabib tagħna Renald Falzon, Sindku Ta’ Ħal Qormi ħalliena llum. Telfa kbira…

Posted by Silvio Schembri on Friday, November 13, 2020

L-Assocjazzjoni Kunsilli Lokali tibki lil wiehed minn taghha!Sehbina, habib, kollega, Sindku ta' Hal Qormi, halliena…

Posted by Local Councils' Association Malta on Friday, November 13, 2020

Il-Kumpanija Teatrali Anici tagħti l-kondoljanzi mill-qalb lill-familjari ta' Renald Falzon li ħalla din id-dinja, illum…

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Tislima lil Falzon Renald – Sindku Ħal Qormi, Belt Pinto li ħalla din id-dinja. Grazzi tal-ħidma pubblika li wettaq fost il-Qriema. Kondoljanzi lill-familja tiegħu, qraba u ħafna ħbieb. Strieħ fis-sliem.

Posted by Sergio Mallia on Friday, November 13, 2020

Ir-Rettur u l-kumitat tal-Fratellanza tal-Madonna tar-Rużarju, isellem il-memorja tal-Wisq Rispetabbli Sindku ta' Ħal Qormi, is-Sur Renald Falzon.Agħtih O Mulej il-mistrieħ ta' dejjem.

Posted by Arċikonfraternita' Madonna tar-Rużarju Ħal Qormi A.D. 1601 on Friday, November 13, 2020

Aħbar ta' swied il-qalb. Infurmat li ftit ilu ħalliena seħibna s-Sindku ta' Ħal-Qormi Renald Falzon.Grazzi tar-rispett li dejjem orejtni ħabib. Strieħ fis-Sliem. ❤️🙏🏻Kondoljanzi lill-familja kollha!

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Partit Laburista, Partit Nazzjonalista offer their condolences

Falzon was described as an example to many within Partit Laburista. He worked with the party structures on a local, district and also helped during the local council elections. The party said that Falzon will be remembered for his voluntary work with various local organisation.

Partit Nazzjonalista also offered its condolences in a statement signed by Opposition spokesperson for local government Karl Gouder, PN’s College of Local Councillors president Charles Bonello and Qormi’s minority leader Jerome Caruana Cilia. The PN said that Falzon will be remembered for his work in the locality.

Malta registered 150 new infections on Friday, and two fatalities earlier this morning which were announced by Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci during her weekly press briefing.

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