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It is now two weeks since the Gibraltar National Museum launched its Virtual Museum on social media, and it has been a great success.

In line with Public Health advice regarding the potential spread of COVID-19, one of the early measures taken by the Care Agency was the closure of the Family and Community Centre within Mid-Harbours Estate.

Just when St Bernard’s Hospital needed a guaranteed supply of oxygen in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, a production plant has now come on stream, thanks to some forward thinking by the Brexit contingency planning team.

HM Government of Gibraltar would like to thank Victor and Elena Shaburov for their kind donation of £65,000 to the Gibraltar Health Authority account for the fight against COVID-19.

As was announced in a recent Press Conference, the cruise ship Viking Sun is in the Bay this morning in order to disembark seven passengers and 1 crewman, all of whom are of Canadian nationality.

Gibraltar Cultural Services is holding two competitions, an Art competition and a Short Story competition, for children and young people aged from School Years 3 to 13.

The residents of the pensioner block Bishop Canilla House have donated £550 to the GHA account for the fight against the Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Following the strong easterly winds last week, there was considerable damage at Camp Bay, which has now been cleared by the Department and Britannia.

The Cruise Liner “Star Flyer” is planning to carry out a technical call at Gibraltar on the 8th April 2020.

32 year old French National Edouard Grimaz was arrested yesterday on suspicion of theft of monies and goods from Amar’s bakery situated at Convent Place.

The Government of Gibraltar has said it is pleased to note that British Airways has agreed to continue to provide a service to Gibraltar in these challenging times.

The general public is advised that due to Covid-19 contingencies, the refuse collection workforce is working on a reduced workforce and new shift pattern so as to ensure social distancing and the continuation of this critical service in coming weeks.

There have been several areas that have recently received new plants as part of the Green Gibraltar initiative.

The residents of the pensioner block Albert Risso House have joined others in the community and donated £2,000 to the GHA account for the fight against COVID-19.

The Gibraltar Youth Service has increased their online ‘Zoom’ sessions continuing to reach out to their existing youth club members and welcoming new ones.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is saddened to report that Gibraltar may have lost its first resident to COVID-19.

Since the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, the Bayside Sport Complex and the GSLA Swimming Pool has been closed and are now part of the Civil Contingencies’ plan as part of the Covid19 strategy.

Over the course of the last two weeks, the Department of Social Security (DSS) has been able to migrate over 700 benefit claims from cash payments to bank transfers.

The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo QC has at yesterday’s Virtual Cabinet meeting set up a Joint Ministerial team to work towards preparing Gibraltar for the Post Covid 19 world.

Officials of the Gibraltar Electricity Authority last night noticed the Moorish Castle was only partially lit. As a result, this morning officials went to investigate the reason behind the problem.