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Governor says Gib ‘can be very proud’ of Covid response

The Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, reflected on the “challenging circumstances” facing Gibraltar in a message on social media during his first National Day on the Rock, in which he also reaffirmed the Rock’s enduring British sovereignty.

As in most messages on National Day this year, the Covid-19 pandemic figured prominently.

“We all wish that things were very different, normal,” Sir David said.

“But Gibraltar can be very proud of the amazing way in which it has handled the pandemic – in fact an example to the world in public health management and individual public restraint.”

The Governor said he was delighted by the red and white bunting and the sight of the Gibraltar and Union flags together.

“It’s a reminder of the decisive outcomes of the referenda back in 1967 and 2002, which showed beyond all doubt that Gibraltar wanted to be a part of the wider British family,” he said.

“As the headline of the Chronicle newspaper proudly stated in 1967 ‘BRITISH WE STAY’.”

“This I think is as true today as it was then, and I am honoured to be part of the National Day celebrations, now in 2020.”