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Coronavirus / Five more Covid cases reported on Monday

FIVE new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed for Shetland as efforts to contain the current outbreak at the primary school in Scalloway continue.

Over the weekend 21 new cases were recorded in Shetland, mainly in the Scalloway area.

The school remained open on Monday with those identified as positive self isolating and awaiting the outcome of PCR tests.

The village’s Hame fae Hame nursery was closed on Monday, however, as one member of staff is awaiting a test result while others have been asked to self-isolate.

Speaking at Monday morning meeting of the education and families committee, the council’s head of children’s services Helen Budge tried to reassure councillors by saying the authority was following all the Scottish Government guidelines.

Following a record 7,113 cases across Scotland yesterday, Monday’s overall figures were below 4,000, but this could be due to fewer tests being carried out at the weekend.

More than 14 per cent of the 29,281 people tested at the weekend returned a positive result.

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