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The Gibraltar Parliament will meet tomorrow for the first time in over two months. Meetings were suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gibraltar Health Authority has taken the operational decision to close the Critical Care Unit 2 (CCU2).

Government have expressed their concern at the throw-away line in an interview this morning on Cadena Ser by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Ms Gonzalez Laya, in which she referred to ‘agreeing a new status for Gibraltar between Spain and the United Kingdom’.

Government has today published a command paper for a bill for an Act to “regulate the operation of personal light electric transporters, to penalise their unlawful operation, to provide for the seizure and detention of such transporters in cases of unsafe operation, and for related purposes.”

In the early hours of Saturday morning, an FRS Ferry berthed in Gibraltar after bringing 57 Gibraltar residents (and 11 cars) and 25 UK nationals, across the Strait, following an operation in which they had been collected from seven different cities around Morocco.

Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS) and GAMPA (the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts), are considering arranging a number of activities for primary school children in years 3, 4 and 5 who will not be able to attend school until September.

The lockdown regulations that have been in place restricting movement in Gibraltar came to end at midnight Thursday 21st May.

In keeping with measures to Unlock the Rock, and on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Gibraltar Cultural Services can confirm that the John Mackintosh Hall facility will be reopen as from Tuesday 26th May solely for the Public Library and for the Library Café, the latter for takeaway only.

The first Gibraltar National Museum Virtual Open Day has been a success. It has become normal practice to release the figures of numbers of visitors to the open day. On this occasion it is the figures of visits to the Facebook site which give an indication of interest.

Clubhouse Gibraltar will be launching three new services which will be open to the general public at specific times in order to provide a space for people to be able to talk about their needs or feelings and feel supported in a confidential space.

Cruise Liners ‘The World’, ‘Seven Seas Explorer’ and ‘Celebrity Infinity’ are planning to carry out technical calls at Gibraltar on the 19th and 20th May 2020.

In the two months since the postponement of the Referendum No More Shame has been concerned to learn of a dramatic increase in calls from Gibraltar to Abortion Support Network.

The Minister for Transport and Traffic has this morning met with the Transport Advisory Committee to consult the members of the forum on the recently announced road closures.

The Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau have presented the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo with a set of four stamps, designed by Stephen Perera and illustrated by Karl Ullger, depicting the new St. Anne’s, Notre Dame, St Bernard’s and Bayside and Westside Schools.

Travel to Gibraltar continues to be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority has today published a Guidance Note which provides information and guidance on the use of temperature checks on individuals in the fight against COVID-19.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is offering the community an opportunity to visit its National Gallery online, from the comfort of their home.

Today HM Government of Gibraltar have announced the completion of a new Gibraltar Covid screening laboratory, a joint venture between Public Health Gibraltar and the University of Gibraltar, using equipment supplied by the GHA and University of Gibraltar.

The Department of Education has received a generous donation of 25 iPads from Turicum Private Bank. The iPads are being deployed by the Department of Education as part of its home learning provision on a loan basis to those families which have been identified by schools as requiring additional support.

The Chief Minister has today announced Part 1 of the Unlock the Rock route map out of lockdown and starting to end confinement.