Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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

The government should consider setting up temporary prisons to ease overcrowding at Corradino prison and the related risk of the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, the shadow minister for home affairs said on Thursday. Source: Times of Malta

Three crew members of a ship that broke in half in rough seas were rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta. Malta’s Rescue Coordination Centre was informed, at around 9.30pm on Wednesday, that the Motor Tanker Lady Sandra had suffered extensive damage and was taking in water. Source: The Malta Independent

Newsbook.com.mt is informed that an urgent Cabinet meeting has been called by Prime Minister Robert Abela. Cabinet meetings are usually held on Tuesdays although sources have indicated that due to the coronavirus situation, Cabinet meetings are being held more frequently. Source: Newsbook

The government will issue a call for the operation of a normal ferry service between Malta and Gozo, and a separate call for a fast ferry service. Source: Malta Today

Confirmation of five new cases of Covid-19 in Malta, which pushes the number of persons who have tested positive for the virus in Malta up to 134. Of these five, three are travel-related, and the other two are local transmissions. Source: TVM

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Spain’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 4,000

Major telecom companies to help EU track virus

Israel preparing for dramatic increase in Covid-19 patients

‘Europe is in a fight for its life’ says Ursula Von Der Leyen

Russia grounds international flights, Moscow to close all shops

China reports second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus transmissions

Rescue operation after ship splits in half in Maltese territorial waters

Confirmed Covid-19 infections approach half a million worldwide

UK deaths rise to 465 in last 24 hours

Covid-19 case at Papal residence

US death toll surges past 1,000, Half of NY face infection

Christchurch shooter pleads guilty to 51 murders

US Senate passes largest economic stimulus in US history


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