Scots have been requested to keep their Halloween fun in the home this year due to Covid 19.
Scientists at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) have successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples across the country.
Governments can put in all sorts of restrictions and give us stacks of advice on how to stay safe but it all comes down to us – to our individual actions – if we are ever to eliminate Covid.
The cumulative number of positive Covid19 tests recorded in Orkney now stands at 31.
As well as the large numbers being recorded for the virus in the 5 Health Board areas under stricter measures Orkney also recorded yet another case and the Western Isles 2 more.
Fifteen newly reported deaths have occurred of people who tested positive for Covid19 in Scotland. The figures released by the Scottish Government today (20th October) also record 1,456 new cases – including one new case in Orkney.
“There is no point in trying to behave as though nothing is happening – it is – a lot is happening.”
Orkney has come top in a survey ranking the importance of Scotland’s heritage. This is the second year running that Orkney has topped the Heritage Index which is compiled by the RSA (Royal Society for the Arts)
There are 1,009 confirmed new cases which equates to 14.1% of those tested.There is also a new case confirmed on the official figures for Orkney. A new case was also confirmed for Shetland.
“These are hard times, and uncertain times, especially for the young, but a difference is that, to some extent, we can take control. Each of us, personally, can fight this enemy.”