TWO sick crewmen from a foreign fishing vessel who tested positive for Covid-19 at the Gilbert Bain Hospital this week were flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary last night (Thursday).
At the time of the transfer both men were in a stable condition, NHS Shetland said.
Contact tracing has been completed and the Shetland community is asked to take care and follow the FACTS guidance.
If anyone becomes sick they should immediately self-isolate and book a test.
The symptoms for Covid are a fever, a cough or a loss of taste or smell.
NHS Shetland consultant in public health Dr Susan Laidlaw reiterated that Shetland’s status as a level one zone was fragile and the community had to work together to avoid stricter controls on movement and socialising being imposed.
“Socialising, especially in groups, remains the biggest risk for passing on Covid. If you are feeling sick, don’t risk the health of those closest to you by going out or into someone’s home, rather self-isolate and book a test,” she said.
Book a test by visiting the NHS Shetland website and clicking on the “Self Refer” button.
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