AquaGib has said that the presence of legionella bacteria in schools "does not substantively increase" the risk of this bacteria being found in the general water supply.
The teachers’ union Gibraltar NASUWT has said it is “extremely alarmed” to hear the news that four schools are being closed today as a result of legionella bacteria being detected in parts of the water system.
The Government has today been advised of the presence of legionella bacteria in parts of the water system at some of our schools.
Below follows the Chief Minister's statement from this morning’s press conference:
Good morning and welcome to No6 Convent Place once again for a press conference on the issues related to the way this community is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
1st June 2020
Total tests done: 7644
Test results pending: 15
Test results received: 7629
Confirmed cases: 170
Active cases: 19 (12: Gib-residents / 7: cross-frontier workers)
Recovered cases: 151
Number in self-isolation: 50
A total of 3378 tests have been carried out so far in the frontline, targeted and systematic sampling. This is included in the above figures.