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Dealing with uncertainty during COVID-19

Mental health forms a crucial part of our overall health; it includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It is reflected in our thoughts, behaviours and actions, on how we feel and deal with circumstances around us. During this COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to home isolate for long periods,[…]

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Talking with Children about COVID-19 – a new storybook

A new story book has been produced as a collaborative project between more than 50 humanitarian organizations (including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the International Federation of Red Cross, and Save the Children).The book aims to help children understand COVID-19 and the measures that have been[…]

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Relaxation of Lockdown for the Over 70s

*Details of protected time have now changed, please click here for updated post 22.6.20* At the  press conference on Monday 27th April,  Cabinet announced the relaxation of lockdown rules for anyone over 70 years.  Prior to this, the law had stated  that people over 70 may only leave the home[…]

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Are you #CovidFit?

Public Health Gibraltar have launched a new campaign CovidFit, the purpose of which is to ensure the community is best informed about the choices to make when isolating at homes during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For those in lock down, the absence of a daily routine and often extended distance[…]

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World Immunization Week 24 – 30 April 2020

World Immunization Week, celebrated annually in the last week of April aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Routine immunization[…]

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Children and COVID-19

Cases of COVID-19 infection in children are typically quite mild; however their reactions to Covid-19 can be varied. People with mild or no symptoms of infection, including children, are all likely to play a role in the transmission and spread of COVID-19 in the community. Therefore, social distancing, hand washing[…]

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COVID-19-What do you mean by “flattening the curve”?

When studying how infectious diseases are, epidemiologists look at specific parameters of risk, namely: The transmission rate (the number of people who can be infected from a single case) The fatality rate (the number of deaths seen) Whether transmission of the infection is possible whilst showing no symptoms at all[…]

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World Health Day 2020

World Health Day falls on 7th April every year;  a day that aims to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Day 2020 focuses on the vital role played by nurses and midwives in providing[…]

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Transmission of COVID-19

COVID-19 is mainly passed on by person-to-person spread between people who are in close contact with one another and by droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the virus that causes COVID-19 remains on[…]

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