The Government, with great concern, has confirmed a major outbreak of COVID-19 within our Elderly Residential Service. There are currently 48 residents positive with COVID-19; 39 at Mount Alvernia, 4 at the Jewish Home and 5 at the John Macintosh Home.
Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, as from Wednesday 6th January 2021, will be once again providing an online programming of shows, performances and other educational initiatives.
The pressure on the GHA to cope with the number of COVID-19 positive patients in our community is unprecedented and is stretching the capacity of the Accident and Emergency department and the Gibraltar Ambulance Service to critical levels.
The Government has said it is increasingly concerned about the continued daily rise in active cases of COVID-19 and the serious impact that this has on the ability to provide safe and effective public services.
The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, this morning convened the COVID PLATINUM Command in order to consider the advice of the Gibraltar Health Authority’s Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Dr Nick Cortes, and other senior medical professionals in Gibraltar.
Following the Chief Minister’s recent press conference, Gibraltar Cultural Services advises that Gibraltar’s cultural galleries and the John Mackintosh Hall will remain closed until Monday 11th January 2021.
The GHA’s 111 call centre and Contact Tracing Bureau has been experiencing an unprecedented volume of calls and positive test results and may not have been able to get through to everyone as soon as it would have liked.