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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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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Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses; there are two main types – Types A and Type B. These viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Flu viruses can[…]

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Prevent the spread of COVID-19

Recent evidence from the Campo and the Costa clearly suggests that the coronavirus is being spread at parties, barbeques, family gatherings and, especially, in nightclubs.  Young people are reminded that parties are active breeding grounds for Covid-19 and there is a serious risk that a youngster at a party can[…]

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Unlocking the Rock

Note: As of year commencing 2021 the content on this page is deemed outdated, see latest guidance for Covid-19 here. HM Government of Gibraltar have released a strategy document detailing the phased return to work and life pre-Covid-19 [click here for document in full]. The gradual process of unlocking is[…]

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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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COVID-19 – Advice for respiratory infections

Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. If you have serious symptoms that you cannot manage at home, please call a GP for advice. After 10 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have any symptoms can return to their[…]

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Update on COVID-19

* Update valid as 27th October 2021 Gibraltar Statistics: Number of tests: 382,896 Results received: 382,855 Confirmed cases: 5919 Recovered cases: 5646 Active cases in Gibraltar*: 175 (171 residents, 4 visitors)* Active cases refer to those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet been deemed clinically recovered/ Covid-free by a clinician. No.[…]

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