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Malta easing Covid-19 restrictions as vaccination rate soars

VALLETTA: Malta will start a gradual easing of Covid-19 curbs this month, Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Wednesday, as the country forges ahead with vaccinations at a much faster rate than elsewhere in the European Union.
Abela told reporters schools would reopen on Monday and the government will consider reopening restaurants and non-essential shops on April 26. Masses will resume in churches on April 18.
“Restrictions will be eased gradually, but children cannot afford to lose more of their education experience in the classroom,” Abela said.
Schools and restaurants on the small Mediterranean island were closed early in March following a spike in virus cases blamed on the so-called British variant.
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