Here’s the Deputy Chief Minister’s statement delivered at this afternoon’s daily press conference on COVID-19:
Unite has today said that bullying in the GHA “should be taken seriously and not set aside” during the Covid-19 crisis.
Over the course of the last two weeks, the Department of Social Security (DSS) has been able to migrate over 700 benefit claims from cash payments to bank transfers.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bayside Sport Complex and the GSLA Swimming Pool have been closed and are now part of the Civil Contingencies’ COVID-19 strategy.
The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has, at yesterday’s Virtual Cabinet meeting, set up a Joint Ministerial team to work towards preparing Gibraltar for the Post Covid 19 world.
Officials of the Gibraltar Electricity Authority last night noticed the Moorish Castle was only partially lit. As a result, this morning officials went to investigate the reason behind the problem.
It was used for the Island Games last summer and hosted music acts last September but, in less than three weeks, the sports hall at the Europa sports complex has been transformed into a field hospital with over 190 beds as part of the GHA’s preparations to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government says the Housing Department and Housing Works Agency are “solely” working on essential and emergency works.