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2 NEWS maltatoday | WEDNESDAY • 26 JANUARY 2022 2 NEWS 323 new COVID-19 cases were registered on Tuesday, figures published by the Health Ministry show. Two men passed away while COVID-19 positive in the last 24-hours, aged 61 and 77 bring- ing the total number of deaths to 536. Active cases stand at 4,487 after 542 recoveries were registered. There are currently 90 corona- virus patients being cared for at Mater Dei Hospital, of which five are in the ITU. Until Tuesday, 1,198,156 vaccine doses were administered, of which 323,542 were booster doses. COVID-19 Two men die as 323 new cases are registered CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sources close to the talks said the Vatican informed President George Vella and Prime Minister Robert Abela and both accepted the dates. Francis was originally meant to visit Malta in May 2020, but the trip had been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The visit was rescheduled for December 2021 but was again postponed. No official statement has yet been made but the date effectively rules out April as an option for the elec- tion to be held. With the Vatican insisting that the visit not coincide with an electoral campaign, Abela could opt for a 12 March election, which means that parliament could be dissolved as ear- ly as next week. Speculation over an imminent election grew on Tuesday as Health Minister Chris Fearne announced the lifting of COVID-19 measures from 7 February. However, the Prime Minister may still opt for a June election, taking the administration to its natural end. If he opts for this, parliament can be dissolved at the start of May. Pope Francis will be the third pon- tiff to visit Malta after St John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. The first papal visit took place in 1990 when Pope John Paul II was given a rousing welcome. He visited again in 2001 when he beatified Dun Ġorġ Preca, Adeodata Pisani and Nazju Falzon. Pope Benedict XVI visited Malta in 2010 at the height of the clerical sex abuse scandal. Government accepted Vatican proposed for papal visit on 2 and 3 April VACANCY DEPUTY DIRECTOR (PLANNING) The role entails responsibilities for strategic and policy formulation, foreign policy research, EU affairs and funding functions. Successful candidates must be in possession of the following: - Qualifications At least a first degree or a comparable professional qualification as recognized by the MQRIC, preferably in Planning, or any other related subject, or a post-graduate degree or a Master's degree in Planning. Experience At least 5 years' post graduate experience in Planning, or 7 years' experience in a management position, with a track record of achievements in planning, including setting of objectives and implementation of effective change projects. Skills Highly developed interpersonal and leadership skills, communication, business analysis, service focus and strategic thinking skills. A demonstrated track record of goal and achievement orientation. Abilities Ability to formulate recommendations and solve problems. Ability to work under pressure as part of the Planning Authority Management team. Candidates are to present scanned copies of all qualifications with their application together with proof of local equivalence, for certificates which are not issued by the University of Malta or MCAST, which equivalence documentation is issued by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). Candidates who are in possession of a foreign degree/s, are also to present a translated copy of their degree/s in English. All certificates and equivalence documentation are to be presented with the application, by the closing date for submissions. The above post is for a definite period of three (3) years. Interested candidates are advised to submit their application via email on together with a detailed curriculum vitae in PDF format, by not later than 3rd February 2022 and addressed to: The Executive Chairman Planning Authority Ref: Deputy Director (Planning) Jobsplus Permit No 53/2022 For further information visit our website

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