WORLD After gloomy year, Maltese retailers count on Christmas shoppers for survival

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After gloomy year, Maltese retailers count on Christmas shoppers for survival

Xinhua

16:47, December 22, 2020

A couple take a break with their dog on a bench during Christmas shopping in Valletta, Malta on Dec. 21, 2020. Streets in Malta's usually busy capital city of Valletta are oddly quiet at this time of year with Christmas around the corner. As COVID-19 continued to bite, disrupting business and keeping consumers at home, Maltese retailers mull over how to make a splash and attract shoppers. (Photo by Jonathan Borg/Xinhua)

A woman walks with her dog, dressed up for Christmas in the streets of Valletta, Malta on Dec. 21, 2020. Streets in Malta's usually busy capital city of Valletta are oddly quiet at this time of year with Christmas around the corner. As COVID-19 continued to bite, disrupting business and keeping consumers at home, Maltese retailers mull over how to make a splash and attract shoppers. (Photo by Jonathan Borg/Xinhua)

Musicians play their instruments in a bus as it drives through the streets of Valletta, Malta on Dec. 21, 2020. Streets in Malta's usually busy capital city of Valletta are oddly quiet at this time of year with Christmas around the corner. As COVID-19 continued to bite, disrupting business and keeping consumers at home, Maltese retailers mull over how to make a splash and attract shoppers. (Photo by Jonathan Borg/Xinhua)

Women wearing facial masks walk under Christmas decorations in Valletta, Malta on Dec. 21, 2020. Streets in Malta's usually busy capital city of Valletta are oddly quiet at this time of year with Christmas around the corner. As COVID-19 continued to bite, disrupting business and keeping consumers at home, Maltese retailers mull over how to make a splash and attract shoppers. (Photo by Jonathan Borg/Xinhua)

Quiet streets with Christmas decorations are seen in Valletta, Malta on Dec. 21, 2020. Streets in Malta's usually busy capital city of Valletta are oddly quiet at this time of year with Christmas around the corner. As COVID-19 continued to bite, disrupting business and keeping consumers at home, Maltese retailers mull over how to make a splash and attract shoppers. (Photo by Jonathan Borg/Xinhua)

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