Clusters such as East End 'inevitable', Sturgeon says amid 47 new cases in Scotland

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon has warned the First Minister could prohibit pub trips to check the spread of the coronnavirus amid the high risk posed by hospitality

Announcing the measures last week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Outbreaks in Aberdeen and other parts of the country highlights the ease with which the Coronavirus can spread around pubs.

Ms Sturgeon told the Daily Briefing that today 65 new cases of Covid had been confirmed overnight yesterday with 28 cases registered in Grampian, nine in Glasgow and 12 in Lanarkshire.

On Friday, Ms Sturgeon confirmed 198 cases linked to the cluster had now been identified and that 1,032 contacts had been identified to date.

In total 1032 contacts have been detected, with the First Minister warning of new cases and other contacts expected to continue in the days ahead. In the last 24 hours, there have again not been any confirmed Covid fatalities.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said anyone visiting the Ca Va Brasserie in Giffnock from noon on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday should pay attention to symptoms related to the virus such as fever and persistent coughing.

The Scottish Government has also issued fresh statutes and guidelines for hospitality that cover the collection and retention of client contact information.