Author: Bertrand Borg

Fully vaccinated people who come into contact with a positive COVID-19 case could soon be able to return to daily life without self-isolating for a full 14-day period. The tentative plan is to allow fully vaccinated people to exit self-isolation after a five-day period and a negative PCR test result, with people another swab test being required some days later. Details are, however, still being ironed out and that five-day period – implemented during a pilot study involving Mater Dei Hospital frontliners – could be modified when the measure is communicated to the public. The plans were unveiled by Health…

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When Ayna and her friends decided to travel to Malta to celebrate becoming physiotherapists, they were hoping for a holiday in the sun in a safe destination. Instead, the group of Spanish travellers say they are trapped inside their hotel rooms, forced into quarantine despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “We are a group of 33 people. All of us are vaccinated, but it seems the vaccine counts for nothing here in Malta,” the frustrated 22-year-old told Times of Malta. “Now we are stuck in our rooms with no information and no way out.” The group landed in Malta early…

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