Non-governmental organisation Repubblika said that as Parliament will be discussing a motion regarding "yet another secret agreement" with regards to the health sector in a few days' time, it is expecting Malta's 67 Members of Parliament to act in the Maltese's best interest, and not protect the corrupt.
The press conference will be held at Partit Nazzjonalista's headquarters in Pietà.
A spike in coronavirus patients means hospitals in and around Paris will reach saturation point within 48 hours.
Because we stand by our Italian friends. We can only manage this together. German Foreign Minister
France now has nearly 20,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and the death toll stands at around 860. Two in every five of the country's 5,000 intensive car beds are already occupied by coronavirus patients.
The Civil Society Network (CSN) is calling for private hospitals to be temporarily nationalised under public control so that the numbers of beds can be increased in preparation for the increase of coronavirus cases.
Belgium's newly formed federal government will provide 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) urgently to help hospitals face the coronavirus crisis as the situation in the coming days become "extremely intense" for healthcare services, it said on Friday.
The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses, MUMN, has announced the possibility of imminent industrial action. In a press statement, MUMN has also given an ultimatum, for the issues regarding meal allowances and the forms pertaining to speech-language pathologists to be addressed, to the Health Division, by the 21st February.
In a statement on Thursday, Steward Malta said that together with the Malta Union for Midwives and Nurses, they have come to an agreement which will see the immediate removal of directives currently in place within Steward Malta Hospitals.
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