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.”
And if you are anxious please remember there is help and support at https://clearyourhead.scot/
Richard Lochead also thanked students for ” playing their role at this very difficult time when they are trying to benefit from further and higher education against a backdrop of a global pandemic.”
Lunch at The Sound Archive, Kirkwall by Nick Morrison
“The care and compassion shown by these communities is inspiring and will help us to emerge from the COVID -19 pandemic stronger and even more together.”
Scotland’s cases of covid continue to rise. Today’s published figures show a rise of 714 new confirmed cases . This is 11.5% of those people newly tested. In Orkney the officially confirmed number now totals 22.
The COVID-19 impact is compounded by the region’s vulnerability to Brexit – five of the six most vulnerable local authority areas to Brexit are in the Highlands and Islands
“I am today giving the nation advance notice, that the coming days are likely to see some hard but necessary decisions.”
50% of the GDP of The Falklands is linked to trade with the EU through Fisheries and Agriculture.