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.
Four varied designs have been chosen as the winning entries that will be used for the new membership cards for the John Mackintosh Hall Library. The competition attracted a response from artists of different ages, with participants using different creative responses to the competition.
In keeping with the statements contained in his New Year’s Message, the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has advised His Excellency the Governor to add responsibility for financial stability to the Ministerial portfolio of the Hon Sir Joe Bossano MP KCMG.
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.
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.
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.
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.