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Over 41,000 Covid vaccinations administered in Gibraltar, as programme enters final stages

Some 41,318 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination have now been administered by the GHA, with the programme now entering its penultimate phase. A total of 26,163 people had received their first dose of the vaccine as of Friday, while 15,155 had also received their second dose. The vaccination centre at St Bernard’s Hospital will...

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GHA to study long-Covid

The Gibraltar Health Authority is calling on the public to help its research into long-haul Covid by sharing information on their post-Covid health state. The GHA is asked anyone who has been infected with Covid-19, whether with severe, moderate or mild symptoms, to take part in a research effort. The research will analyse the mid...

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Operator of AM Ghent fronts £1.5m for oil spill clean-up, court told as Captain fined £20,000

The operator of the AM Ghent, the ship that caused an oil spill in the Bay of Gibraltar last month, has fronted £1.5m to cover the cost of the clean-up operation, it was revealed in the Magistrates Court on Friday as the vessel’s captain was fined £20,000. The move by ship management Anglo-Eastern was outlined...

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Methane likely cause of ship explosion in Bay of Gibraltar, China’s Maritime Safety Agency says

Methane from a cargo of coal may have caused the explosion on the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier CSSC Cape Town in which four seafarers were injured, according to a preliminary investigation by China’s Maritime Safety Administration. The blast on the CSSC Cape Town happened on February 19 in the Bay of Gibraltar as the ship...

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Oxford vaccine designer Professor Sarah Gilbert wins prestigious award

By Jamie Harris, PA Science Technology Reporter A British vaccinologist who led the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has received a prestigious award recognising her contribution to ‘a global common good’. Professor Sarah Gilbert said it was a “great honour” to be handed the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Albert Medal. Previous...

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Cyprus to welcome vaccinated British tourists from May 1

By Alexander Britton and Neil Lancefield, PA Cyprus said it will open its borders to vaccinated Britons from the beginning of May – although UK government restrictions on foreign travel will still be in force. Nearly a million people in the UK have received two doses of a Covid-19 jab, and the Cypriot government said...

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Covid-19 mortality will continue to be substantial, but worst is over – expert

By Jane Kirby, PA Health Editor Society will need to learn to live with a “substantial” degree of Covid-19 mortality, but the worst seems to be over, a Government scientific adviser has said. Professor Andrew Hayward, from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said the number of deaths will continue to drop as vaccination...

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Queen owns corgis again as she welcomes two new puppies

By Laura Elston, PA Court Reporter The Queen has two new corgi puppies after being given them as a present during lockdown. The delighted monarch – who has long been synonymous with the breed – has been kept entertained by the dogs while the Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital and as Buckingham Palace braces...