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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the me...

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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

No need for panic as most COVID-19 cases are mild - prime minister

Prime Minister Robert Abela on Tuesday appeared to downplay the current spike in COVID-19 cases, saying this was due to the high number of tests, while pointing out that no serious cases were being di...

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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Coronavirus: New Zealand locks down Auckland after cases end 102-day run

*New Zealand has put its largest city back into lockdown after recording four new Covid-19 cases, ending a 102-day streak without a local infection.* A three-day lockdown was swiftly imposed in Auckla...

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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

'Nothing to live on' - trying to hold on as pandemic guts tourism

With no American visitors to show around the D-Day beaches or the Loire Valley's chateaux, and no work on the immediate horizon, Paris tour guide Linda Zenou frets about how she will pay off a loan an...

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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Coronavirus: White House weighs plan to keep out US citizens and legal residents

*The US is weighing new rules that would temporarily bar US citizens and legal residents from entering the US to control a surge in coronavirus cases.* US media say the proposal would affect people su...

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Monday, Aug 03, 2020

MHRA, “Clear heads and a balanced approach will ensure best results on COVID-19”

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) notes with satisfaction that since the airport opened, gradual tourism influx together with the Government vouchers scheme and the continuation of s...

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Monday, Jul 06, 2020

6 Countries Added to List of Destinations to Open on July 1

The   Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection and the  Malta Tourism Authority  welcome the announcement made yesterday by Prime Minister Robert Abela that a further six countries have been added...

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Monday, Jul 06, 2020

11 Commercial Flights Expected to Land At Malta International Airport on Re-Opening Day

A Ryanair flight arriving from Vienna officially marked the re-opening of Malta International Airport following the partial lifting of a travel ban which came into effect in March. Passengers arriving...

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Sunday, Jun 14, 2020

Government stimulus package - well thought out and major boost for the Tourism Industry: MHRA

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association which, since the arrival of COVID-19 in Malta, has been meeting with government continuously welcomes the financial and business development support announ...

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Saturday, Jun 13, 2020

Malta International Airport announces direct connections to 17 European airports from July

3,081 passengers on humanitarian & repatriation flights handled in May. Airport’s summer schedule offers direct connections to 9 countries and regions. 6 airlines to start operating to and from Ma...

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Friday, Jun 12, 2020

Malta International Airport sees a 99% drop in passenger numbers in April

2,370 repatriated passengers handled by airport in April In April, there were 73 repatriation flights to and from 8 countries Flights carrying freight increased by 39.8 per cent over April 2019 Passen...

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Sunday, Jun 07, 2020

MHRA - “Re-opening the airport is a step in the right direction.

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) welcomes Government’s decision to re-open the airport even though it stands to its original position that opening it on the 15th June would have bee...

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