Reports of migrating Fin Whales, also known as Rorquals, have become a common occurrence in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) during this time of the year when these majestic animals are seen making their way to the North Atlantic Ocean. The Government says that these sightings highlight the importance of our waters as a migratory corridor, not just for whales, but for a variety of marine wildlife such as turtles, sunfish, sharks and seabirds.
The Government is set to implement strict measures to prevent human contact with macaques. To this end, a Bill to amend the Animals Act to make touching or other interference with the natural behaviour of macaques an offence was published this week.
The bus service will resume normal operations as from Monday 1 June. This is in line with the start of Phase 3 of Unlock the Rock.
29 May 2020
Total tests done: 7315
Test results pending: 175
Test results received: 7140
Confirmed cases: 161
Active cases: 13 (5: Gib-residents / 8: cross-frontier workers)
Recovered cases: 148
Number in self-isolation: 49
A total of 3290 tests have been carried out so far in the frontline, targeted and systematic sampling. This is included in the above figures.
Gibraltar Cultural Services have announced the winners of the Art competition and a Short Story competition for children and young people aged from School Years 2 to 13. The theme for both competitions was ‘The Frontline Workers’.
Help Me Learn Africa was recently awarded EUR 50,000 by the UEFA Foundation Board of Trustees, following a nomination from the GFA.
Below follows the Leader of the Opposition, Keith Azopardi's statement on COVID-19:
Over the last 80 days we have all had to put up with restrictions on our freedoms, a lockdown, not being able to see friends or family or to go out. We’ve seen constraints on our ability to travel or to cross the border.
Together Gibraltar says they are "concerned" by the "lack" of control at the border.