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Coronavirus / Three more Covid cases recorded

A FURTHER three confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Shetland.

All these cases are linked to travel to the UK mainland. Contact tracing has been completed and the affected people are isolating.

NHS Shetland interim director of public health Dr Susan Laidlaw said none of the new cases were associated with the North Mainland cluster from last week which appears to have settled down.

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“It is really important that anyone who has symptoms isolates with their household and requests a PCR test; regardless of if they think they are linked to the current outbreak or not and regardless of vaccination status,” she said.

Those currently infected have reported experiencing mild symptoms like a cold with a slight cough.

The other people who should get a PCR test are those who have been asked to by the contact tracing team.

Anyone with Covid symptoms should immediately isolate with their household and request a PCR test by visiting here.

Lateral flow device tests can be used for those with no symptoms but who wish to take a test. People can order tests on line and they will arrive by post with two days usually.

Across Scotland there have been 3,285 newly recorded cases.

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