By John Smith •
Published: 02 Jan 2021 • 12:37
DUE to the huge rise in the number of positive Covid-19 cases and another death, the Gibraltar Government has announced that with effect from 10pm tonight (January 2) the Rock will return to lockdown for 14 days.
It isn’t a complete lockdown as residents will be allowed to leave their homes for the following reasons; work, exercise, shop for essentials in Gibraltar, to take out children, medical reasons and the border will not be closed.
Movement across the border for Gibraltarians will be restricted although those who need to cross for medical reasons or to return to homes in Spain will be allowed to do so but only cross border workers and those with essential reasons will be allowed into Gibraltar.
5,000 doses of a single injection vaccine are due to arrive on January 9 and this should be sufficient to inoculate the majority of elderly and vulnerable.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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