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Gibraltar assists UK sea cadet to get home

Gibraltar’s port has provided humanitarian assistance in recent days to help foreign nationals return home amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlighting a number of examples, the Minister for the Port Gilbert Licudi said Gibraltar will assist where it is possible to do so safely, “...in the same way as we would like other countries to assist...

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Tests on deceased 57-year old man come back negative for Covid-19

A 57-year old man who died on Thursday after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms did not have the virus, swab results have confirmed. The information was revealed at the 4pm daily press conference as the Gibraltar Government and the Gibraltar Health Authority again warned the public against complacency in adhering to lockdown measures.  The man, who had...

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Licudi outlines education strategy for students facing exams

GCSE and A-level students will have their grades awarded through a combination of teaching assessments, assignments and mock tests after formal exams were cancelled amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 
 The Minister for Education, Gilbert Licudi, said the Department of Education will now work with the senior leadership teams and subject leaders at schools to ensure that...

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Covid-19 research group analyses Gib data to understand spread

A Covid-19 research group has been set up to study the prevalence of the virus in Gibraltar and help draw up strategies to tackle the disease. The project represents a multi-agency collaboration drawing together the School of Post Graduate Medicine at the University of Gibraltar which is headed by the Director of Public Health as...

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Spain's daily coronavirus death toll falls for second day in row

The daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Saturday as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was expected to announce a new extension to lockdown measures that have confined most Spaniards to their homes for three weeks. The total death toll rose to 11,744 - the world's second highest - on...

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Sir Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

By Harriet Line, PA Deputy Political Editor Sir Keir Starmer has won the leadership of the Labour Party by a landslide, taking 56% of the votes cast. The human rights lawyer beat rivals Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy after the first round of counting. It marks a significant change of direction for the party, with...

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Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows

By Inti Landauro and Clara-Laeila Laudette Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. With a total 117,710 confirmed cases, Spain is now second in the number of infections only to the United States,...

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UK schools to rank GCSE and A-level students to award grades amid cancelled exams

By Eleanor Busby, PA Education Correspondent Schools and colleges have been told to rank students within each grade for each subject after GCSE and A-level exams were cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. England’s exams regulator Ofqual has instructed teachers to provide grades for pupils which reflect “fair, objective and carefully considered” judgments of the results...

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Tests on deceased 57-year old man come back negative for Covid-19
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Govt drafts legislation for the toughest of triage decisions
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In quiet courtrooms, justice continues despite virus lockdown
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Covid-19 statistics offer room for hope, but not for complacency