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Solid 91% pass rate for A-level students, but some disappointment too

A-level students in Gibraltar received their results on Thursday in emails that delivered an overall pass rate of 91% but carried disappointment too, as many saw their grades revised downwards from what they had been expecting. The Covid-19 pandemic had upturned the final months of the students’ educational journey in Gibraltar. Their exams were cancelled...

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Students reflect on ‘surreal’ end to school journey

Gibraltarian students who collected their A-Level results yesterday shared an insight into how the Covid-19 global pandemic had impacted their education and their experience of schooling. What is usually a day for celebration, with local students gathered outside their respective schools, clutching their long-awaited results and marking the occasion with their friends was a very...

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Govt donates 50 masks to GHITA

The Ministry of Equality has donated total of 50 face masks with transparent coverings to the Gibraltar Hearing Issues and Tinnitus Association. These were procured during the course of the public health emergency in order to support the deaf and hard of hearing community in Gibraltar by enabling them to read the wearer’s lips. The...

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Govt rolls out Covid-19 travel certificates

The Gibraltar Government has introduced new Covid-19 test certificates for travellers, but stressed the public to should travel safely and avoid areas with high infection rates. The Government underscored it is unwise to travel to countries where the healthcare system may be under stress, where travellers may not be covered by insurance, and where they...

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Spain tightens restrictions to stem spike in Covid-19 cases

Spanish authorities ordered the closure of nightclubs, banned drinking in outdoor public areas and smoking when keeping a safe distance from people is impossible, among other measures imposed on Friday to try to stem a coronavirus resurgence. Infections have spiked in recent days following the end of Spain's tough lockdown seven weeks ago. Thursday's almost 3,000...

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Spain's daily infections spike to 2,935, not yet second wave

Spain reported 2,935 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest number since the country's lockdown ended and up from 1,690 recorded the previous day, although officials argued the situation remained manageable. The Madrid region, which failed to report its data the previous day due to technical difficulties, led the tally with 842 new infections in the...

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Britons in France face dash to get home before quarantine imposed

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Hundreds of thousands of British tourists in France face a race to get home before quarantine restrictions are imposed. People arriving in the UK after 4am on Saturday will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases in France. The conditions will...

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Study suggests 3.4m people in England have had Covid-19

By Trevor Marshallsea, PA Some 3.4 million people in England have been infected with Covid-19, a figure far higher than previous estimates, a study suggests. The results come from the world’s largest home testing programme to find antibodies for the coronavirus, a study involving more than 100,000 volunteers and carried out by Imperial College London....