MGA’s MaltaGaming foundation launches industry vaccine drive
| By Robert Fletcher
GamingMalta Foundation, a non-profit foundation set up by the Maltese government and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), has launched a new initiative aimed at vaccinating workers in the country’s gambling sector against novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new scheme will allow all people employed by gambling businesses in Malta to access a coordinated vaccine booking schedule, which will run alongside the ongoing national programme.
The MGA said some businesses will also benefit from on-site vaccinations at their facilities across the country.
“In line with existing initiatives by local health authorities towards reaching herd immunity as rapidly as possible, both entities are currently assisting the local gaming industry towards Covid-19 vaccination of their respective personnel by coordinating a bespoke service for the sector,” the MGA said.
The latest statistics published by Malta’s government show that the country recorded just two new cases of Covid-19 yesterday (16 May), while no related deaths have been reported since 7 May.
Since the pandemic began, Malta has seen a total of 30,480 positive Covid-19 cases and 417 related deaths.