“We truly are facing another epidemic, which is an epidemic of mental health and emotional problems, following the Coronavirus epidemic. “
The University of the Highlands and Islands partnership has been awarded £100,000 to help students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A £6 million fund is being made available to support inbound tourism and those businesses who promote and sell packages to international markets.
The cumulative total of positive cases in Orkney is now at 57.
Published today, 22nd of January, are the latest figures for positive tests recorded and unfortunately cases continue to rise in Orkney. The total now recorded in Orkney is 56.
Delays to IVF treatment brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic could reduce the amount of live births in women over 40 by almost a quarter.
Another 2 cases of Covid have been recorded in Orkney bringing the cumulative total so far to 53
Two more cases have been added to the cumulative total for Orkney bringing that to 51.
“The economic shockwaves of this pandemic have rocked families and households in Orkney, with many thousands facing falling earnings and rising costs.”
In Orkney the cumulative total now stands at 49, and although the lowest in the country no one in the islands should become complacent.