With a population of 34,000, Gibraltar is difficult to be a role model for other places, but it has become the first region in Europe to achieve great success through vaccination. The restaurant is open until late and there is no COVID-19 positive.
Since it is no longer necessary to wear a mask outdoors, Samantha Sacramento has always felt that she has forgotten something while walking on the street. The health minister of a small British area at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula said: “I think we still have to recover mentally.” Debord.
As before the pandemic, the ban on opening to the outside world was lifted, and bars and restaurants were open until two in the morning. Spanish TV visits Gibraltar and talks to those who feel relieved. A waitress said: “We may soon be able to live as before.”
This is in sharp contrast to the rest of Europe, which has tightened measures due to the increase in the number of infections.
On the other hand, Gibraltar, with a population of 34,000, reached the peak of the pandemic in early January, with 172 new infections every day. In a small British overseas area, 94 deaths were related to the virus.
In the past few days, the joint ward of the local St. Bernard Hospital has been empty. There is no positive side.
This can be attributed not only to the severe early measures, but also to the almost complete vaccination. In addition to residents, thousands of people who live in Spain but work in Gibraltar and travel every day have been vaccinated. In the neighbouring Spanish region of Andalusia, the situation of corona and vaccination is not at all optimistic.
Vaccination in Gibraltar and delivery from the United Kingdom is not a major logistical challenge-the entire country covers an area of 6.5 square kilometers.
Almost everyone was vaccinated immediately-three percent refused to receive the vaccine. There is already a hybrid passport in this area, which is a card that people use to confirm that they have been vaccinated.
However, not everything is as it used to be. The Gibraltar government is very cautious, so masks must still be worn in shops. A boxing match involving 500 spectators was recently held, and only full vaccination was allowed. Well, Deutche Welle wrote that they also passed the test before taking the quick crown test.