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Coronavirus / No new coronavirus cases in Shetland

THE NUMBER of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Shetland has remained unchanged over the last 24 hours. There are two confirmed cases in Shetland, and the patients affected are in self-isolation.

The overall number for confirmed cases in Scotland however has risen by nine from 27 to 36, while the UK’s total is 456.

The Scottish Government said a few minutes ago that a total of 2,280 tests have been carried out since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a £12 billion emergency package for those affected by the coronavirus. Details can be found here.

NHS Shetland is due to give a press briefing at 2.30pm which will be attended by Shetland News.

More to follow after the briefing.


Meanwhile, Lerwick Health Centre is asking patients to avoid coming to the practice unless absolutely necessary.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the health centre is operating a phone triage service to assess whether patients require treatment in the practice or should treat themselves at home.

People should call the health centre for a phone call appointment and a clinician will call back.

Information and advice on coronavirus can be found on the NHS Inform website at: 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19#overview

 

Please also read our coronavirus coverage of the last few days at:

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