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Coronavirus / Over 100 folk asked to self-isolate in last two days

MORE than 100 people in Shetland have been asked to self-isolate in the last couple of days as the number of Covid cases rise.

In Friday’s daily Scottish Government update a further five cases were confirmed.

This means a total of 39 positive results have been recorded this week.

NHS Shetland repeatedly said more cases were inevitable as restrictions ease.

People are asked to self-isolate if they test positive or show Covid symptoms, and if they have been identified as a close contact of a positive case.

Nationally the recent spike in Covid cases has continued its downwards trend, with 2,057 cases reported today.

The Scottish Government is continuing to view the current cases against the backdrop of its vaccination programme.

In Shetland more than 85 per cent of people aged 18 and over have now had two doses.

Just over 93 per cent have had their first.