Gibraltar known as the highest vaccinated territory in the world has officially cancelled Christmas celebrations despite its numbers in vaccinated people and low number of infections. The small British territory tightened Covid restrictions over the festive period following a spike in cases.
Residents have been urged to limit mixing as much as possible in new guidelines announced last Friday following a rise in cases. Officials said they should “exercise their own judgement” on whether to hold Christmas events and it “strongly advises against” doing so in the next four weeks while the Covid booster scheme continues.
On Monday, Boris Johnson urged eligible Britons to get their booster jab to help avoid Covid restrictions being implemented before Christmas. The Prime Minister said top up vaccines are absolutely crucial” in protecting the UK as a new wave of Covid sweeps through Europe.