May 21, 2024

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Three more Scots test positive for virus after cluster identified in Greater Glasgow

Three more Scots test positive for virus after cluster identified in Greater Glasgow

Three more Scots have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

The cases are linked to the M&D Green pharmacy in John Wood Street, Port Glasgow, and an Amazon warehouse in Gourock, Inverclyde.

All three of the individuals are among known contacts of the earlier cases, and are already self-isolating.

It now takes the total to 11 and the Incident Management Team (IMT) is contacting anyone who may be affected.

The Botany in Maryhill has been linked to the outbreak

Some of the cases visited the following locations when they may have been infectious to others:

– The Botany on Maryhill Road in Glasgow

– The Queen of the Loch by Marston’s Inn, Balloch

– Lomond Woods Holiday Park, Alexandria

– Sweeney’s Cruises, Balloch

Health and local environmental health staff are working closely with the all the businesses to trace any close contacts of the cases.

Appropriate advice is being given to the individuals including those who are in self-isolation.

All the businesses continue to operate and health chiefs confirmed that the Inverclyde pharmacy will stay open, following the guidance on social distancing and other precautions to keep their customers and staff safe.

The Port Glasgow chemists is still open

None of the cases or their contacts who are linked to the pharmacy are currently working there, and infection control measures in the pharmacy have been carefully reviewed.

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Anyone using the pharmacy or getting their medication from the pharmacy can be reassured that it is safe.

Dr Daniel Carter, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Chair of the IMT, said:  “All those who have tested positive for COVID-19 are self-isolating and we are working with a number of businesses including a local pharmacy to trace any close contacts.”

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