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Health / Number with virus rises again with more deaths in ScotlandWorkplaces told to close if work not essential
Health / Council calls for care workers to get in contact
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Health / Number of local Covid-19 cases rises to 36 as community is warned not to treat the lockdown as a holiday
Community / Power to be switched off in Unst for essential repairs
Features / Meet the man documenting Shetland’s roads one video at a time
Health / Measures in place to ensure supply of protective equipment, NHS boss says
Letters / Open letter to Shetland Charitable Trust
Community / People told not to take glass to bottle banks
Community / SIC removes gates at Knab footpath to reduce risk of coronavirus spread
Transport / Start-up delays see HIAL fall well short of car parking income targetOver £100,000 has been generated since the introduction of the £3-a-day charge
Health / Big jump in Scottish coronavirus deaths but confirmed cases static in isles
Transport / Account-only payments and restricted timetables for inter-island ferries
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Environment / Gas plant tops local CO2 emissions list but numbers down on previous year
Health / Unst gin maker produces first batch of hand sanitiser
Health / Community health chief moves on to Moray
Taxi passengers to be asked if their journey is essential
Transport / Loganair’s ATR aircraft introduced to skeleton air service
Arts / Webb’s trio sign up with LA record label
Energy / Jobs at risk at Sullom Voe Terminal as low oil price and coronavirus impacts North Sea sector
Health / Leap in coronavirus patient transfer capacity announcedNew planes and isolation ‘pods’ to be brought in
Health / Thirty islanders confirmed with Covid-19 since outbreak beganNHS Shetland testing of key workers at risk now under way
Transport / NorthLink chops service as a result of Covid-19
Letters / Time to open up the coffers?
Letters / Vitamin D3 and a global exit strategy from Covid-19
Business / Tough times ahead for port authority as pandemic bitesTen cancelled visits for April/May so far
Community / No decisions yet on future of former Lerwick post office
Local branches welcome extra money for charities supporting victims of domestic abuse and violence
Arts / Arts project evolves to cope with coronavirus
Transport / Islanders petition parliament to halt plans to move air traffic controllers to Inverness
Updated Fatal accident inquiry into Sumburgh helicopter crash delayed by coronavirus
Health / Number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 29Additional funding of £15 million will also be provided to GP practices
Energy / No decision yet on future of Scatsta Airport as move to Sumburgh continues as planned
Education / Expanded early learning deadline removed due to virus pandemicChairman of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee George Smith said the council was in a ‘fairly strong position’ already
Health / Access restricted to maternity department due to coronavirus outbreakChanges are also in place for community nursing services
Business / Business interventions sought by isles politicians
Community / Da Voar Redd Up postponed
Transport / Call for lifeline aviation support
Health / SIC depute leader says health and wellbeing of care home residents of ‘utmost importance’
Police / Local police receive calls about people ‘not adhering to social distancing measures’ when out and aboutChief inspector Lindsay Tulloch also confirms Shetland Police has increased patrols around the isles since government rules came into force
Community / Aith lifeboat gala cancelled
Community / Wool week organisers looking to make decision on fate of this year’s festival soonThe event is thought to bring £2 million into the local economy each year