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The Government, "with deep regret", has confirmed 3 further deaths in Elderly Residential Services today from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Gibraltar related to COVID-19 to 23.

In September 2020, Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, launched Culture TV. The portal is going from strength to strength with ever increasing views and popularity.

HMGoG have reported it is saddened to confirm two deaths in Gibraltar from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in our community related to COVID-19 to 20.

Parliament is scheduled to next meet on Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:00 pm.

The Government has said it is saddened to confirm the death of a resident of Elderly Residential Services related to COVID-19.

Transmission of COVID-19 in the community remains uncontrolled, and the demand on St Bernard’s Hospital facilities is now at an unprecedented level.

In preparation for the opening of the Gibraltar COVID-19 vaccination centre in the former PCC at the ICC, a full scale practice has been undertaken.

Today the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, HE The Governor, Sir David Steele and Minister for Health and Care, the Hon Samantha Sacramento were at St Bernard’s Hospital to receive the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine supplied by the UK and delivered by a Royal Air Force military transport aircraft.

In today's scheduled press conference, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo confirmed the death of a 12th resident of Gibraltar, and announced the extension of the current lockdown restrictions.

The Chief Minister today announced the new measures Government is introducing to provide further support to businesses that have been closed as a result of the measures introduced on the 27th December to combat the ongoing pandemic.

Both EasyJet and British Airways will continue to fly to Gibraltar during the current lockdowns that are in place both in Gibraltar and in the UK.

In line with the information already made public in technical notices by the Government, a ferry arrived in the port this morning carrying goods of animal origin from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar.

As part of the GHA’s vaccination programme, the team at the GHA, supported by colleagues deployed from other departments, are currently contacting people over the age of 70 and those who are clinical to offer them an appointment for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The former Primary Care Centre on the first floor of the ICC building has been identified as the site to deliver the COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the community.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has announced the first delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will arrive on Saturday 9 January 2021.

As a result of the increased number of positive COVID-19 cases in our community, all Government schools and educational settings will be closed for the following 2 weeks, with an initial opening date set for Monday 25th January 2021.

A major landmark exhibition organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will see artists from the Lloyds Art Group of London exhibiting in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Cultural Services is inviting young women to sign up to the 2021 Miss Gibraltar Pageant. The Pageant will be held on Saturday 22nd May 2021 and will be organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services and Gibmedia.

During his address on Monday to announce a national lockdown in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that “We recognise that this will mean it is not possible or fair for all exams to go ahead this summer as normal. The Education Secretary will work with Ofqual to put in place alternative arrangements.”

Officers from the Department of the Environment’s Environmental Protection and Research Unit (EPRU) recently collected a dead Razorbill from one of our local marinas. Razorbills are gregarious birds that nest in large colonies and belong to the Auk family.