Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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

Maltese chandlers and port workers in Paola and Valletta have stopped their operations over coronavirus fears, refusing to board vessels coming from Italy to unload cargo. Source: Malta Today


All Maltese and Gozitans are losing €400 every year, and have been doing so for the past six years, as a result of the deal that the government struck with Vitals Global Healthcare and now Steward Healthcare for the operation of three hospitals, PN leader Adrian Delia said on Monday. Source: The Malta Independent


An elderly prisoner was was found guilty by the Court of complicity in the murder of Gozo warden- a crime committed over eighteen years ago – was found dead in his prison cell at 6.30am this morning. The prisoner, 72 year old Ganni Attard, from Xaghra, was serving a life sentence. Sources who were privy to the autopsy said that Attard had died of heart disease. Source: TVM


Four Air Malta flights between Malta and Italy have been cancelled due to a strike taking place in Italy. Source: Newsbook


An art teacher has been remanded in custody on child abuse charges after allegedly groping pupils during private lessons. Carmel Agius, 52 of Fgura, was arraigned under arrest before magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech on Monday, accused of sexually molesting five of his students, all girls aged between 9 and 12. Source: Times of Malta

 

Foreign News Roundup

 

These are the headlines and news items reviewed by our researchers and editorial team:

 

Israeli jets strike targets in Syria and Gaza

 

New Zealand extends ban on China arrivals, global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

 

Trump begins first official trip in India

 

Four new coronavirus cases in the UK

 

Kuwait and Bahrain report their first cases of the coronavirus

 

EU pledges €230m to fight COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

 

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Eastern Libya forces say 16 Turkish soldiers killed in fighting

 

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is questioning the results of Nevada’s Democratic caucus

 

Israel warns preparing plan to fundamentally change situation in Gaza

 

Iraq confirms first case of coronavirus

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