Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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

 

BirdLife Malta said that it only recognises the Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia in relation to birds regulations, and not with Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri. Source: TVM


The Ministry for Health has said that no COVID-19 cases have yet been reported in Malta. In a statement, the ministry said that in view of the current situation, Health Authorities are expanding their surveillance to cover a wider area of travel to affected areas. Source: MaltaToday


Nurses are concerned over what they say is lack of preparations by the health authorities in case a patient tests positive for the coronavirus, insisting they do not even know who the team on the frontline will be. Source: Times of Malta


The National Audit Office said it is making “every effort” to conclude an audit into the deal regarding the handing over of three public hospitals to the private sector. It was referring to the deal reached by the government for the transfer of Karen Grech, St Luke’s and Gozo General Hospital to Vitals, which was then passed on to Steward Healthcare Group. Source: The Malta Independent


President of Malta Medical Association, MAM, Martin Balzan, has confirmed with Newsbook.com.mt that two passengers arriving in Malta from Bergamo had symptoms of high fever and high temperature however it is yet to be confirmed if they are positive to coronavirus. Source: Newsbook

 

 

Foreign News Roundup

 

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

 

Al-Sarraj says human rights violations in Libya are deteriorating humanitarian conditions

 

Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

 

No Coronavirus COVID-19 cases yet in Malta – People asked to avoid nonessential travelling to Northern Italy and other hit regions

 

Coronavirus Briefing Update

 

Conte said that limitations on Italian’s movements by foreign states is unfair

 

Scotland to become first country to make sanitary products free to all women

 

Iran’s deputy health minister says he contracted the Coronavirus

 

Riots in Greek Islands as islanders trying to prevent construction of permanent detention centres

 

Italy says Coronavirus death toll has reached 10, with 322 people infected 

 

Ten killed, 150 injured in clashes in India

 

Greta Thunberg meets Malala at Oxford University

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