Orkney’s total number of confirmed Covid cases is now at 72. The last new case recorded in Orkney was on 21st of March.
In total 14,303 adults in Orkney have had the first dose (76.5%) and 3,197 have had the second dose (17.1%)
“April the Eleventh…………Mooching at Tingwall……watching a Grey Wagtail………though why it isn’t called a Yellow Wagtail beats me!”
“When we erode biodiversity, we favour species that are more likely to be zoonotic hosts, increasing our risk of spillover events.”
Reaction to Orkney falling into line with the rest of mainland Scotland and remaining at Level 3 has been mixed in the islands.
“Families stressed that children and adolescents with ASD [Autistic Spectrum Disorder]adapted to the situation much better than they expected. “
” as a result of staying in level 3 for a bit longer, it will be possible for islanders and visitors to travel to and from the islands and I know that will make a difference to individuals and businesses on the islands.”
“Many of us have been bereaved, or know someone who has been bereaved, during the pandemic. In some cases the restrictions have added stress and a sense of injustice to the experience of funerals. “
April the Second……………Small is beautiful………..Jenny Wren……very busy in the sunshine…..
It is important that Polling Places are safe for the public and for the staff working there.