Scottish Government confirms second Coronavirus case in Forth Valley

The Scottish Government yesterday confirmed a second case of Coronavirus in the Forth Valley area among what are now 16 confirmed cases across Scotland.

Grampian has four cases, while Forth Valley Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Fife, Lothian and Lanarkshire each have two. Tayside and Ayrshire and Arran each have one confirmed case.

A total of 1,680 Scottish tests have now been concluded, or which 1,664 were negative and 16 posiive.

A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

Sign at a drive-through Coronavirus testing centre at the Western General Hospita in, Edinburgh.

Travel information and country-specific information can be found at

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/coronavirus-disease-covid-19There is also more information on the virus and how to react to symptoms at https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “Our approach is guided by the Chief Medical Officer, and we continue to monitor the situation closely and to work with the WHO and international community.

“We are working with the Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive, and the UK Government to respond to the ongoing outbreak”.