06 Aug, 2021 In News

Weekly News Roundup (31 July – 6 August 2021)

Tuesday 3 August 2021


Assistant Police Commissioner Ian Abdilla suspended from Malta's Police force pending investigation


Abdilla, who led the Economic Crimes Unit up until January 2020, has faced criticism for alleged inaction on financial crimes, particularly when it came to investigating top officials in the government.

Most recently, the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia revealed that Abdilla even met with Keith Schembri to discuss excerpts from the FIAU reports which concerned the latter. 

Tuesday 3 August 2021


US adds Malta to their "very high" Covid-19 risk list


Malta has been added to the “very high risk” US travel list together with other countries amid fears over the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention added a total of 16 countries to its red list.

Wednesday 4 August 2021


Enemalta postpones all non-essential maintenance work in light of scorching heatwave

Shortly after announcing its weekly planned power cut schedule, Enemalta took to social media to announce that it had suspended all maintenance work, “with the exception of those considered to be essential”.

The Maltese islands are currently experiencing a scorching heatwave with temperatures hitting up to 40°C, which has increased the demand for electricity as a result of people having their ACs on blast all day.


Thursday 5 August 2021


New COVID-19 measures announced by Minister of Health


In a press conference, Chris Fearne revealed that standing events will not be allowed, but the seated events capacity has been increased to 300.

Furthermore, as of 16th August, fully vaccinated people will face 7 days of quarantine rather than 14 days when they come into contact with a COVID-19 positive person.