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Gibraltar starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign

The Governor, Sir David Steel, visited the vaccination centre.
The Governor, Sir David Steel, visited the vaccination centre. / SUR
  • On Wednesday evening it was announced that the number of deaths linked to the virus had risen to 23

There was a huge sense of anticipation on Saturday evening when the first 5,850 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine were delivered to the Rock by an RAF plane. The vaccination campaign began early on Sunday, with frontline workers and residents of Elderly Residential Services the first to receive the injections.

Vaccinations have continued every day this week, as the number of active cases of the coronavirus continued to rise.

On Wednesday evening there was very sad news, as it was announced that the number of deaths linked to the virus had risen to 23.

Five people died on the same day, including three residents of Elderly Residential Services.