No new Covid-19 cases associated with primary school cluster

Shetland has recorded no new Covid-19 cases today, suggesting the cluster reported earlier this week has been contained. 

The cluster associated with Mossbank Primary School saw one case confirmed on Monday followed by a further five on Tuesday. 

NHS Shetland said all the cases were connected to the cluster, which closed the school on Monday. 

Prior to that, Shetland had been approaching five weeks with no new cases.

Consultant in public health Susan Laidlaw, speaking earlier this week, said it was “inevitable” new cases would be recorded while the pandemic continued.

Dr Laidlaw reminded the community of the FACTS guidelines.


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  • David ryan

    • March 17th, 2021 23:01

    Well I think if Shetland does open to tourist this year it must only allow people who have proof of both vaccines would u agree

    • David Ryan

      • March 17th, 2021 23:12

      I lived in Lerwick and whalsay and have memories of it a small population have a good chance to beat Covid with strict rules vaccine proof from anybody visiting Shetland even a shetland native if they left the place for any reasion


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