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Coronavirus / Roughly 1,000 still on job retention scheme at end of August

ONE thousand people in Shetland were still furloughed at the end of August, according to new figures.

The data released today (Thursday) showed the number of employees on the job retention scheme on 31 August.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon, meanwhile, said in her daily briefing this afternoon that the Western Isles was the only health board area not to record a new case.

More details about the latest cases will be announced at 2pm.

Sturgeon said that nationally there were 1,712 new Covid-19 cases recorded yesterday, and 17 additional deaths.