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17th May 2021, 11:02

Zero active cases in Gibraltar- first time since last summer

On Sunday there were zero active cases of Covid-19 in Gibraltar - it was the first time there were no known cases among residents or visitors since last summer.

On the eve of the UK reopening its travel corridor with Gibraltar, the Chief Minister said the current policy of not requiring visitors from the UK to take a Covid test would be kept under review given the B.1.617.2 variant is ”relatively widespread” across England. A decision was then taken on Monday morning to continue testing UK air arrivals with lateral flow tests. 

Although there have been no new resident cases for the last six weeks, Sunday was the first time with zero active resident and visitor cases in Gibraltar since the 21st of July 2020.

The Chief Minister said it was fantastic news a day before the Rock starts welcoming British tourists. Fabian Picardo said he is confident Gibraltar is on the right track to recuperating life before this pandemic.

But he warned we must still be cautious.

He said the prevalence in the UK of the new, so-called, Indian variants of the virus must give us pause for thought.