The 2021 Youth Arts Jamboree, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will this year take on a different focus, offering a variety of online opportunities and delivering other initiatives as soon as COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Detectives from the Royal Gibraltar Police Crime & Protective Services Division, led by the RGP Drug Squad, and supported by the RGP and HM Custom’s Marine Units, boarded a bulk carrier in Gibraltar’s Western Anchorage yesterday afternoon, as part of an operation that saw a team of divers retrieving a “parasite device” attached to the vessel’s hull.
Minister for Health and Care, the Hon Samantha Sacramento, yesterday took the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine administered by Matron Priscilla Ryan at the GHA vaccination centre along with frontline staff. She was followed by the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, who has thanked the GHA for their work and for a smooth process.
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo announced in his latest press conference that lockdown may be lifted on 31st January if we continue to see the downward trend. Schools may therefore re-open as from 1st Feb. Catering establishments however will likely not be permitted to re-open until the 1st March.
The GHA’s COVID-19 vaccination process starts again in the early hours of each morning, when the pharmacy team begin the process to thaw the Pfizer vaccine at 5:00am in order to prepare for a busy day of vaccination ahead.
The GHA have said it is aware that there are many patients that are coming to harm from delayed treatments for non-COVID related conditions. Cancer patients are just one example. Breast Cancer services are still functioning, and are still seeing and treating patients.
"Good afternoon. Thank you for joining me this afternoon on this very sad occasion. I want to start by expressing my heartfelt condolences to every person who has lost a loved one or a close friend to COVID-19."
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo chaired a meeting of the COVID Platinum Command group this morning, and later gave an updated statement to Parliament, with the latest statistics and restrictions moving forward.