Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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These are the main news reported by the leading Maltese news portals:

The coronavirus has not yet spread to Malta, but misinformation about it certainly has. Facebook pages and private WhatsApp groups have been rife with fake news over the last few days as concerns about COVID-19 rise. Source: Times of Malta


Air Malta and Qatar Airways have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement which will help the Maltese airline expand its network and extend its reach. Source: The Malta Independent


Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses criticises COVID-19 contingency plans, says only 14 isolation beds are available. Source:Malta Today


Prime Minister Robert Abela has stated that whilst the numbers of visitors to Malta are very encouraging, Malta needs to start taking into account the quality of tourist visitors. Source: TVM


Doctors at Mater Dei are being asked to buy protective equipment against coronavirus from government supplies through Mater Dei Hospital billing section. On Tuesday, the Ministry for Health notified doctors at Mater Dei Hospital to buy the protective kit. Source: Newsbook

 

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Greece Confirms First Coronavirus Case

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Scottish government expecting coronavirus outbreak

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France reports first citizen to die from coronavirus

The UK to overhaul foreign policy

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