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No active cases of COVID-19 – 375/2021

By May 16, 2021 No Comments

HM GoG is pleased to announce zero active cases of COVID-19 within Gibraltar’s resident and visitor population. Although there have been no new resident cases for the last six weeks, today marks the first time with zero active resident and visitor cases in Gibraltar since the 21st July 2020.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: “We welcome this fantastic news a day before the UK reopens their travel corridor with Gibraltar and begin welcoming British tourists. This gives me great confidence that we are on the right track to recuperating life before this pandemic. Although this achievement is a step in the right direction, we must still be cautious.

“The concerning news reported by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, late on Friday, about the prevalence of the new, so-called, Indian Variants (B.1.617.1/2) must, nonetheless give us pause for thought and we will keep under constant review the possibility of requiring testing for arrivals from the UK, given the large numbers of cases of that variant now being reported by the UK.”