Gibraltar Confirms Its First Case Of The Indian Variant

Gibraltar Confirms Its First Case Of The Indian Variant
Gibraltar Confirms Its First Case Of The Indian Variant. image: commons wikimedia

GIBRALTAR Confirms Its First Case Of The New Indian Variant of coronavirus

Fabian Picardo, the Chief Minister of Gibraltar has called for “prudence” and “caution” after the first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus was confirmed on the Rock.

In a statement, the Government of Gibraltar stressed that the infected person is in isolation, and all the person’s close contacts are being analysed, defending the excellent success of their vaccination program which is “recognised on a global scale”, and stating that “this success must not be put at risk”.


The government pointed out that they acknowledge the fact that even though the population has been vaccinated, “the virus is still out there”, and that “even people who have received the vaccine against Covid-19, or who have contracted the virus before, run the risk of being infected a second time”, but were quick to point out that “the vaccine will reduce the severity of the infection in the vast majority of cases and will reduce the number of hospitalisations”.

They also recommended that people should still be “careful” when travelling outside of Gibraltar, and pointed to Andalucia, where 7,482 cases have been diagnosed in the last seven days, as reported by


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