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Gibraltar hopes to have vaccinated its adult population by end of March

Gibraltar hopes to have vaccinated its adult population by end of March
  • Many restrictions have been lifted and active Covid cases are falling, as the government heads towards completion of Operation Freedom

By the end of this month the Gibraltar government hopes to have vaccinated its entire population over the age of 16 and all its cross-frontier workers against the Covid-19 coronavirus. This would mean that around 40,000 people have had the vaccine, under the Operation Freedom campaign.

By Wednesday this week 28,932 had received their first dose of the vaccine, and 15,962 had had their second dose.

The vaccines have been arriving in batches from the UK. There have been five so far, delivered to the Rock by the RAF.

Gibraltar has recently begun to ease lockdown restrictions after a considerable drop in Covid-19 cases, and there is a general sense of relief and optimism. Schools have reopened and so have bars and restaurants, and masks are now only compulsory in certain places and circumstances, but Health Minister Samantha Sacramento has warned that people should not let down their guard, even after being vaccinated.