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The residents of the pensioner block Sea Master Lodge have donated £2,000 to the GHA account for the fight against the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Gibraltar Cultural Services and GBC have for some time been planning to launch a new video portal. This has become more relevant now during times of 'lockdown' when people are spending their time at home and will welcome additional local entertainment.

The Chief Minister today held meetings with the Cabinet and with the Platinum Command at No 6 Convent Place by video conference.

The Cruise Liner “Viking Sea” is planning to carry out a technical call at Gibraltar on the 1 April 2020.

Gibraltar is banning the importation of all COVID tests, except those obtained through the GHA, in order to maintain quality and to stop the entry of tests that would be unreliable.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has now declared the COVID19 pandemic in Gibraltar to be a Major Incident.

The GHA have said it is delighted to have received a donation of protective equipment from GibDock. The consignment includes plastic visors, overshoe covers, goggles, safety glasses and water repellent paper overalls.

As from Monday, children registered in Bayside and Westside Secondary schools will be receiving a structured home learning programme via each school's existing online platform.

Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced the winner for this year’s Spring Logo competition.

Gibraltar Cultural Services can confirm that the John Mackintosh Hall facility will be closed as from Monday 30th March until further notice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) represents the biggest challenge to Gibraltar in recent history. It could affect any of us. The Gibraltar Health Authority is responsible for keeping Gibraltarians safe from disease and it needs to collect as much information as possible to steer us through this crisis.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has announced that pursuant to the relevant notifications having been exchanged on 24th March 2020, the Double Tax Agreement between Gibraltar and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is now in force.

Government has said it is completely confident of its ability to fund the GHA throughout the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond. However, it is obvious that the spirit of generosity among the people of Gibraltar and the business community knows no bounds.

As part of the measures introduced to address the current state of emergency HM Government of Gibraltar has announced the creation of a business support group that is operational from the Ministry of Business Tourism and Transport.

This week, the Government has legislated to close down all construction sites and sites used for shipbuilding and repair.

Earth Hour, the world’s largest movement for the earth, takes place on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm. Once again, skylines will darken as people unite in recognition of climate emergency and the challenge climate change presents to our communities.

The Gibraltar Youth Service delivered its first digital online youth work session Tuesday evening. The virtual session focusing on mindfulness and creative art provided the young people participating with a platform to use their imagination and expression.

Further to the Office of Fair Trading’s investigation into inflated prices for high demand goods as a result of the Coronavirus crisis the OFT has received numerous complaints in respect of businesses allegedly profiteering from the sale of goods that are in short supply and key towards our mitigation of the spread of the virus.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Good afternoon. The latest updated figures on the impact of Coronavirus Covid 19 on our community are as follows:

Government, on the advice of the relevant Health Care Professionals and in conjunction with the Director of Public Health, will be implementing further measures to ensure the protection of residents within the facilities of the Elderly Residential Services (ERS).