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Strike Against Malta’s New Vaccine Rules Falls Flat As Organiser Claims People Afraid To Make Their Voices Heard

A poor turnout followed a national call by the ‘Freedom Movement’ at a strike against the latest COVID-19 measures issued by the government. As of today, a person can only enter an establishment such as a restaurant or bar if in possession of an up-to-date vaccination certificate. In their call, the movement called for “a … Continued

Denied Booster Exemption Despite Serious Allergic Reaction To First Jabs, Maltese Woman Faces Being Shut Out Of Social Life

As Malta gets ready to limit social life for people who aren’t adequately vaccinated, a woman has criticised the health authorities for refusing to grant her a booster exemption even though she had suffered serious reactions to the first two jabs.  “Two hours after my first Pfizer dose back in March, I felt like the … Continued

COVID-19 Related Absenteeism Is Causing Many Maltese Companies To Reduce Operations

Recent evidence has shown a surge in absenteeism due to COVID-19-related issues in Maltese businesses. A survey by the Malta Employers’ Association (MEA), which saw them reach out to 325 respondents, covered companies operating in all sectors of the economy 51 % of respondents claimed that they had resorted to reducing operations. 58 %, conversely, had … Continued

EU Seeks Clarity From Malta Over New Vaccine Travel Policy Which Goes Against European Rules 

The European Commission has confirmed it is seeking clarification from Malta over its upcoming travel policy for Maltese vaccine certificate holders, which diverges from recently-adopted EU rules. “We understand that Malta will be applying new measures as of 17th January regarding the validity of the vaccination certificate and we are in touch the Maltese authorities … Continued

Malta Pledges To Purchase Pfizer’s ‘Game-Changing’ Anti-COVID-19 Pill Once It’s Fully Approved

Malta intends to purchase Pfizer’s new antiviral COVID-19 pill Paxlovid once it has been completely approved by the European Medicines Agency. A spokesperson for the Health Ministry confirmed with Lovin Malta that the pill, which has been described as a “game-changer” in the fight against the virus, will be purchased through the EU Joint Procurement … Continued

Malta’s New Vaccine Rules Are On The Doorstep But Technical Problems In Certificates Are Still Happening

In 12 days’ time, people will be obliged by law to present a valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate to enter bars, restaurants, gyms, sports events and several other venues. However, the system through which certificates are issued is malfunctioning in some cases. A triple-vaccinated woman told Lovin Malta that she received her booster shot just before … Continued