Tag: Covid-19

Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who...

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the "highest bidder," saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic.

Fitch affirms Malta at A+; Slow recovery in tourism expected

Fitch forecasts Malta's real GDP will contract by 6.9% in 2020, 'a moderate downward revision' from its April review (5.9%), saying declining net exports played a significant role in the change.

37% of teachers saw most of class go off radar as...

Over a third of teachers reported that most of their class failed to participate regularly in the online learning that replaced regular teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic in a survey carried out by the Education Ministry.

Flu vaccine crucial in times of Covid-19 – Fearne

People should make sure to take the flu vaccine later this year in a bid to minimise the risk of the next influenza season being aggravated by the possible presence of Covid-19, Health Minister Chris Fearne said.

EU: 253,000 lose their jobs from April to May – Eurostat

In May 2020, when compared with April 2020, 253,000 people living in the EU lost their jobs, with 159,000 of them living in the euro area.

Remain vigilant as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, public health authorities warn

The Superintendence of Public Health emphasised that as restrictions related to Covid-19 are being lifted, it was important for the public to remain vigilant.

Fewer elderly deaths recorded during pandemic

Fewer deaths have been recorded among the elderly in hospitals and residential facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic than in the corresponding period of 2019, information tabled in Parliament shows.

COVID-19 drug remdesivir at $2,340 per patient in developed nations

Gilead Sciences Inc on Monday priced its COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir at $2,340 per patient for wealthier nations and agreed to send nearly all of its supply of the drug to the United States over the next three months.

Third day without new Covid-19 cases

No new Covid-19 cases were reported for the third straight day, while six patients made a full recovery overnight.

Pubs, restaurants and hotels to reopen as England eases social distancing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday pubs, restaurants and hotels could reopen in England early next month when the social distancing rule is relaxed, easing the coronavirus lockdown that has all but shut the economy.