Tuesday, May 26, 2020


The moment Gibraltar Chief Minister shed a tear as he recalled anguish of COVID-19

THE elected leader of Gibraltar spoke of 'staring into the abyss' at the possible death of a tenth of the population as the reality of COVID-19 sunk in.

Locals unhappy as new traffic measures introduced to help air quality in Gibraltar

Opposition has grown to a pilot plan for the closure of Line Wall Road to traffic from the start of June, with a petition raising nearly 3,000 signatures.

Public warned to keep social distance or face new COVID-19 wave in Gibraltar

The virus is still out there and a new wave of infections could paralyse Gibraltar again if people do not respect the new normal, said the health minister.

Gibraltar to test 1% of population each day from next week to get a firmer grip on cases

ALMOST 5,000 swab tests have been carried out on front-line workers and people with COVID-19 symptoms on the Rock as the Nightingale Facility closes.

‘People need to get their lives back’, says minister about Gibraltar lockdown release

A return to normality and the 'need for the economy to get back on-track' are reasons for Gibraltar allowing free movement before other countries.

Gibraltar hopes to be FIRST country to do COVID-19 antibody tests on entire population

The number of active cases on the peninsula has gone down to just three after one had recovered from the coronavirus, taking the recovered number to 144.

‘Unlock the Rock’ released with warnings of possible return to lockdown

The Chief Minister reminded the public a surge of COVID-19 cases could bring a return of a lockdown on the Rock as the restrictions were relaxed.

Gibraltar hopes to completely ‘unlock the Rock’ by August in phased plan

A phased plan to 'Unlock the Rock' from the COVID-19 lockdown which has seen 147 confirmed cases in the territory was unveiled today by the Chief Minister.

Second Gibraltar lab allows 300 tests a day so that all cases can be traced

Mass testing of around one percent of the population each day will be the first stage of the 'seek and destroy' strategy of COVID-19 on the Rock.

Gibraltar tests 12% of their population as border traffic increases in first working week

Active cases fell back down to three today on the Rock, as 3,962 people have been swab tested, amounting to 12.4% of the total population.

We must continue to fight COVID-19 and the far right, says Gibraltar leader

The fight against COVID-19 was likened to the common enemy of fascism in World War Two and that against the far right by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

Gibraltar schools start to open from May 26 as active COVID-19 infections go down to THREE

STUDENTS on the Rock will soon be allowed to see their friends while keeping to social distancing rules as schools open for some of them new plans.

Sunbathers warned again after being seen at beaches in Gibraltar

PEOPLE have been reminded that sunbathing is not allowed as more people took to the beaches to escape the hot weather with active cases at eight.

Air quality continues to improve in Gibraltar as major roads to close from June 1

The number of active cases remains at a standstill at 11, with 133 people who have recovered since the virus first appeared on the Rock.

COVID-19 cases that do not self-isolate could be JAILED in Gibraltar, says Chief Minister

People who disobey rules to self-isolate for the full length of time could be imprisoned, under new plans being considered by the Gibraltar Government.

Gibraltar police chief urges ‘self policing’ as working week approaches

Active COVID-19 cases remain at a low in Gibraltar with only 12 people infected and a total of 131 recovered as shops get back to work on the Rock.

Front-line services get COVID-19 all-clear in Gibraltar as shops open

Most front-line workers are clear of Coronavirus as people swamped Main Street after being allowed to go shopping for the first time in six weeks.

Shops look forward to opening under social distancing rules after May Day in Gibraltar

CORONAVIRUS active cases remain at 13 as Gibraltar prepares its ease on lockdown restrictions on businesses on May 2 along Main Street.

‘UNLOCK THE ROCK’: Gibraltar eases COVID-19 restrictions on businesses from May 2 onward

LOCALS will be able to head to shops on main-street this Saturday for the first time in Gibraltar since the general lock-down that started on March 22.

Gibraltar tourism will take the biggest hit from COVID-19, says minister

Companies that rely on tourists for money will suffer most from 'the new normal' created by the pandemic as a virus search and destroy mission starts.

Gibraltar children can go back to school as elderly get ready for golden hour

A gradual opening of schools will take place in Gibraltar after the pandemic forced them to close down for the last month, as the elderly are set free.

Elderly allowed to exercise as from April 29 as part of Gibraltar ‘Golden Hour’ scheme

With the number of Gibraltar COVID-19 cases staying at ten the elderly can now exercise freely as minister predicts tough times ahead.

Active COVID-19 cases double overnight in Gibraltar prompting fears of second wave

THE number of people with coronavirus has jumped from five to ten on the Rock, as latest results were processed and expert advise was received.

Swabbing to be increased in Gibraltar as active cases rise again

A rise of three active cases has been reported by authorities, taking the total of active cases of the Coronavirus up to five in Gibraltar.

Active COVID-19 cases down to just TWO as Gibraltar looks to NHS for future vaccines

The Rock could receive any vaccines or medicine direct from within the NHS as new aggressive testing begins next week to find out who else is infected.

Gibraltar lock-down extended to May 22 as active cases go down to FOUR

GIBRALTAR now has only four active cases of COVID-19 after 129 people have recovered in the peninsula as the first BEAT COVID payments are cashed out.