sars-cov-2

Long Covid

Emerging evidence indicates that there are several short and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, studies indicate that there are many ways infection with Covid-19 can affect someone’s health; and many organs besides the lungs are affected. How long it takes to recover from coronavirus is[…]

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Weekly Covid Vaccine Statistics

This data represents the number of vaccine doses given to people in Gibraltar, not the number of people fully vaccinated. 2021 2022 As of week commencing 4th April vaccine statistics will captured by the weekly coronavirus statistics report, click HERE to view. To compare local data with that of other[…]

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Yr2021 – Government Press Releases related to COVID-19

Scroll down or click on the relevant month: January February March April May June July August September October November Dec December December 23rd – 955/2021 – Chief Minister’s Script – Live Statement from No 6 Convent Place December 22nd – 954/2021 – Change to COVID-19 self-isolation guidance for close contacts[…]

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

As of  November 9th 2020, Pfizer and BioNTech industries have announced the production of a vaccine that has passed the final ‘phase III’ of human round testing. Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.[…]

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Oxford/ AstraZeneca Vaccine

As of 30th December 2020 the UK Government have accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use. This follows rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts at the MHRA, which has concluded that[…]

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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): New virus variants

Studies show that all viruses mutate over time.  When a virus replicates, it sometimes changes a little bit – these changes are called “mutations”. A virus with one or more new mutations is referred to as a “variant” of the original virus. What causes a virus to change to a[…]

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Travel and Covid-19 Vaccination

At present the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have not indicated whether vaccination will be a necessary requirement for all journeys abroad, it will be down to individual countries to determine their own requirements for tourists/ residents. IATA are currently asking governments to consider aviation workers as front-line so they[…]

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PCR testing to detect Covid-19

PCR Testing (Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing) is commonly conducted at a certified laboratory and takes a few hours to complete with the result being reported within 1-3 days. The specimen for this test is collected via a nasal and/or throat swab and looks for genetic material that comes only from the virus. This test[…]

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