Today’s figures for positive tests of Covid19 in Scotland have raised serious concerns with the progress of the deadly virus.
An additional case was reported in Orkney, bringing that total to 17, and across Scotland 160 new cases are confirmed.
The new cases are not all in the clusters which have been getting dealt with but are much more spread out.
Amongst them are- 69 of the new cases are in Greater Glasgow & Clyde, 27 in Lanarkshire, 18 in Lothian, 9 in Forth Valley and 8 in Ayrshire & Arran.
Schools are back, students are returning to universities, more businesses are open including hospitality.
It is more necessary now than ever before that people remember FACTS.
In her statement today, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland said:
“the numbers of cases we are seeing right now is a reminder to all of us that the virus is still a very real risk – it is a development that concerns me and it is one we are taking very seriously.
“We mustn’t lose sight of how important it is – if we are to keep schools open, build economic recovery and retain a bit more normality in our lives – that we do continue to suppress the virus, and push as close to elimination of it as we possibly can.
Today the opening up of more activities was announced:
- indoors, children’s groups like Brownies, parent and toddler groups
- gyms, swimming pools and indoors sports courts.
The restrictions are that adults and young people over the age of 12 cannot take part in contact activity indoors.