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Further easing of Covid restrictions in Gibraltar as the incidence continues to fall

Gibraltar, in a photograph taken before the pandemic.
Gibraltar, in a photograph taken before the pandemic. / JOSELE
  • The curfew on the Rock has been abolished, and bars and restaurants may remain open until 2am

With few active Covid-19 cases, no new infections, nobody in hospital or Elderly Residential Services with the virus, and a successful vaccination campaign, the Gibraltar government lifted several of its social restrictions last night. The curfew has been abolished, and bars and restaurants may remain open until 2am.

From Sunday, masks will no longer have to be worn outdoors in Main Street and nearby streets, although they will still be obligatory in enclosed public places, shops and on public transport.

Announcing these changes, chief minister Fabian Picardo said: "We are at last leaving behind us our deadliest winter and entering our most hopeful spring. The global pandemic isn't entirely behind us and we must all move forward carefully to safeguard this incredible progress in the weeks and months ahead."