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Boris Johnson warns of stricter measures if necessary in 'moment of national emergency'

Date: 29 March 2020

Boris Johnson is writing to 30 million household in the UK to warn them of stricter measures if necessary, to prevent the spread of Covid-19.The prime minister, who has tested positive for Coronavirus, calls this a "moment of national emergency"...

Spain sees sharp rise in Covid-19 deaths; Italy calls on more support from EU

Date: 29 March 2020

Spain has seen a sharp rise in the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 but the rate of new infections is stabilising, according to officials.In 24 hours, 832 people died, the highest number yet, taking the total to 5,690. There are now over 72,000 cases i...

Spanish Government to tighten Lockdown - Only essential workers will be allowed to work

Date: 28 March 2020

The Spanish Prime Minister has announced the total lockdown of all 47 million Spaniards apart from those who are working in essential sectors.The move by Pedro Sánchez is designed to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus and reduce the growing pressure o...

Gibraltar Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society delivering ‘MEALS ON WHEELS’ to people living with dementia in the community from Monday

Date: 28 March 2020

As from Monday, the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society will be delivering ‘MEALS ON WHEELS’ to people living with dementia in the community. The service will be available Monday to Friday.The charity says Covid-19 measures have required th...

Children registered in Secondary schools will receive structured home learning programme

Date: 28 March 2020

As from Monday, children registered in Bayside and Westside Secondary schools will be receiving a structured home learning programme via each school's existing online platform. The home learning programme has been designed to support our children and thei...

Another homeless man arrested for failing to comply with COVID-19 lockdown measures

Date: 28 March 2020

The RGP has confirmed that a man was arrested today for failing to comply with lockdown measures.The fine weather at the start of the weekend encouraged some people to be out and about and the RGP told GBC the majority did adhere to Government advice on C...

GHA receives donation of protective equipment from GibDock

Date: 28 March 2020

The GHA has received a donation of protective equipment from GibDock. The consignment includes plastic visors, overshoe covers, goggles, safety glasses and water repellent.The Minister for Health Paul Balban thanked everyone who has donated to the GH...

Commodore Tim Henry praises 'Stirling' efforts by all to prepare Gibraltar for the crisis

Date: 28 March 2020

It's been another busy week for British Forces Gibraltar as the MOD responds to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a message posted on social media, Commodore Tim Henry praised the 'Stirling' efforts by all to prepare Gibraltar for the crisis.  ...

Government declares a major incident after number of confirmed Covid-19 cases almost doubled on Friday

Date: 28 March 2020

The Government declares a “major incident” due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases and the expectation that the upward trend will continue. GBC understands the move will give it greater flexibility in how to deploy public sector personnel and reso...

Clocks go forwards this weekend marking start of British Summer Time

Date: 27 March 2020

Clocks go forward one hour this Sunday marking the start of British Summer Time.At 2am on Sunday, clocks will be put forward to 3am. While this will result in the loss of an hour's sleep, it also means an extra hour of daylight in the evening. British Sum...

Pope calls for solidarity and unity during coronavirus crisis

Date: 27 March 2020

The Pope has called for solidarity and unity as the world hopes for an end to the COVID-19 virus crisis.Pope Francis invited all Catholics from all over the world to join him in prayer; the "Prayer for Humanity" was broadcast on GBC live from the Vatican ...

First arrest for refusal to comply with lockdown measures is made by RGP

Date: 27 March 2020

The Royal Gibraltar Police have made their first arrest for refusal to comply with the lockdown.According to the police, a 49 year old man was in town when he was asked by officers to return home. He reportedly said he was homeless despite the fact that t...

One of Gibraltar's first radio announcers, Marjorie Hoare, dies aged 90

Date: 27 March 2020

One of Gibraltar’s first radio announcers, Marjorie Hoare, has died at the age of 90.Ms Hoare was one of the first voices on Radio Gibraltar and then on Radio Distribution, which went on to become BFBS, and where she spent most of her career. She presen...

18 construction works exemptions issued for various projects, following Government lockdown

Date: 27 March 2020

18 construction works certificates have been issued for projects around the Rock, exempting them from legislation closing down all construction sites and sites used for shipbuilding and repair.Last week, announcing a social lockdown, the Chief Minister sa...

Gibraltar's Internet and Television providers offer free upgrades to clients

Date: 27 March 2020

Gibraltar's internet and television providers have responded to the lockdown by offering service upgrades to their clients free of charge. At a time when many will be spending most of their days indoors, local companies says they want to play their part ...

Pharmacies see huge increase in customers and calls as Covid-19 spreads in Gibraltar

Date: 27 March 2020

Whilst many of Gibraltar’s businesses have been forced to close amid the global health crisis, pharmacies of course remain open.Having had to adapt to a fast-developing situation, they have seen a huge increase in customers and calls over the past few w...

Umee households affected by Covid-19 to be given 50% discount

Date: 27 March 2020

Umee Households affected by Covid 19, and who are in receipt of Government BEAT COVID-19 support, will be given a 50% discount by the company.The media company will also allow business customers who have close down their premises to pause their uMee ...

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar Charitable Trust thanks staff for their work and dedication

Date: 27 March 2020

The Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar Charitable Trust has thanked staff at the GHA Chemotherapy Unit and at the Cancer Relief Centre for the work involved in transferring cancer patients out of St Bernard's Hospital and into the centre, in order to m...

Double Taxation Agreement between Gibraltar and the UK now in force

Date: 27 March 2020

The Double Taxation Agreement between Gibraltar and the UK is now in force. Number Six says this will “no doubt prove to be an integral part of the Government’s strategy in reinforcing Gibraltar’s economy” when it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis....

Nearly 350 corona virus cases reported in province of Cadiz

Date: 27 March 2020

348 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the province of Cadiz.Six people have died so far, with 225 cases still active, and 117 people in hospital.The Mayor of Algeciras , Juan Ignacio Landaluce, who tested positive last week, was hospitalised on T...

Spain reports highest number of Covid-19 deaths since start of pandemic

Date: 27 March 2020

Spain has reported the highest number of deaths in a 24 hour period since the start of the pandemic. On Thursday health officials warned that the dip reported for the previous period should be read with caution.The last 24 hours have also registered ...

Two workers with the Elderly Residential Services test positive for Corona virus.

Date: 27 March 2020

Two of the people who’ve tested positive for Covid-19 in Gibraltar are frontline workers with the Elderly Residential Services. Both workers were isolated the minute they were swabbed and the residents they may have come into contact with are being moni...

UK Government misses deadline to take part in EU initiative to source ventilators

Date: 27 March 2020

The UK Government says it has not taken part in an EU initiative to source ventilators for the COVID-19 crisis because it accidentally missed a deadline.The statement from Number 10 Downing Street follows criticism after it initially said it had not taken...

GSD welcomes Covid-19 testing in Gibraltar

Date: 27 March 2020

The GSD has welcomed the announcement that the Government will start testing a proportion of the community for the virus.Shadow Minister for Health, Elliott Phillips, said this reflects the presentations his party has made to the Government privately and ...

Spring Logo Competition winners

Date: 27 March 2020

Jenna Lopez has won this year’s Spring Logo competition.Although the Spring Festival will not be held this year, Cultural Services felt it was important to recognise the efforts of those who took part.The winning entry will receive a cash...

Covid-19 - Prison stops visits but increases inmate phone calls

Date: 27 March 2020

Visitors to the prison have been prohibited until further notice, but inmates' quota of phone calls to friends and family has been increased. This is part of the Prison Superintendents' strategy to limit the effect of Covid-19 in the prison building, whic...

Los titulares de hoy 27.03.20

Date: 27 March 2020

GHA comienza pruebas aleatoriasLa Autoridad de Salud ha anunciado que comenzará un programa de pruebas aleatorias para COVID-19, para evaluar la prevalencia del virus en la población. El proceso comenzará en los próximos días. El Director de Salud P...

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms

Date: 27 March 2020

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for COVID-19, and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to the BBC.He tweeted: "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, bu...

GHA to begin programme of random testing to establish prevalence of COVID-19 in Gibraltar

Date: 27 March 2020

The Health Authority has announced it is to begin a programme of random testing for COVID-19, to assess the prevalence of the virus in the population. The process is set to begin in the coming days. The Director of Public Health, Dr Sohail Bhatti, to...

Hospital employee charged with theft, relating to medical and cleaning supplies from St. Bernard's Hospital

Date: 27 March 2020

A hospital employee has been charged with theft, relating to medical and cleaning supplies stolen from St Bernard’s Hospital.53-year-old Ana Gingell appeared before the Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning. She has been granted bail with the...