Christmas Events Cancelled in Country Despite Vaccination Rates

Christmas Events Cancelled in Country Despite Vaccination Rates

(NewsReady.com) – Gibraltar is known as the “most vaccinated place on earth” because it has vaccinated its entire adult population. The virus is still spreading in the country though and has caused the government to issue a warning.

According to the NZ Herald, the country has seen 56 cases per day on average over the past week. That’s up from an average of 10 cases per day in September. The British territory has canceled all of the official Christmas celebrations and is encouraging people to avoid large gatherings in their homes over the holidays.

As of November 17, there were about 474 active cases in the country of 34,000 people. Roughly 118% of the population, including Spaniards who travel back and forth for business, have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents also wear masks.

The COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t prevent the virus from spreading. It gives people some protection against contracting it depending on the strain, but its purpose is to help prevent serious illness if they get sick. Although the adult population in Gibraltar is vaccinated, children are not yet fully inoculated. Nonetheless, the high vaccination rate is concerning to those who had hoped the virus could eventually be eradicated. As time goes on, it looks like it might be here to stay.

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