The macaques, Europe’s only wild population of monkeys, are a popular tourist attraction, and local folklore has it that Gibraltar would cease to be British if the monkeys were to leave the Rock.With the arrival of the coronavirus, it “will be taking strict measures to prevent contact with the macaques,” the government said in a statement late Friday.”This is in order to minimise the risk of their contracting the disease and becoming ill or dying. Primates elsewhere have been known to be susceptible.It published a bill “which will make touching or other interference with the natural behaviour of macaques an offence except under licence for management, research or veterinary purposes.”With just 161 cases of COVID 19 in a population of 30,000, the impact on Gibraltar has been relatively low, especially in comparison with neighbouring Spain, one of Europe’s worst hit countries.”Because of the low level of the virus in Gibraltar and of the prompt lockdown of tourist sites, it is virtually definite that the macaques have not contracted COVID 19,” the government said.UK govt advisors sound warning on easing virus lockdownSenior advisors to Boris Johnson government on Saturday warned it was too early to lift the lockdown, just two days before the UK further relaxes coronavirus restrictions. As people revelled in soaring temperatures by flocking to beaches and parks, several members of the government own Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) told ministers they risked a second wave of infection.
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Audient, part of the Lions Club, is the Alliance for Accessible Hearing Care. They will provide new hearing aids to people who fall within 250% of the poverty level. Hearing aid recipients must pay $600 per aid, even with this grant, but this is much cheaper than paying full price for each hearing aid.
Article Sidebar Share CloseShare this Story: Investigators probe cause of St. Thomas nursing home fire that injured seven Copy Link Email Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest LinkedIn TumblrArticle contentInvestigators are probing the cause of a fire at a St. Thomas nursing home that injured seven people, including two residents who were in critical condition in hospital.