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  • The positive cases of Covid-19 in Shetland has increased by six, to 36, after standing still for a couple of days. Orkney is unchanged at two and the Western Isles unchanged at three.

  • For the second time in a week there has been a coastguard helicopter medical evacuation from the Clair Ridge platform, 30 nautical north-west of Eshaness.

  • The Shetland Islands Council has confirmed that its staff have removed the two main gates to the footpath around the Knab in Lerwick. The aim of the removal of the gates is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission on the hard surfaces of the gates.

  • NHS Shetland has confirmed that measures are in place for a supply of personal protective equipment to staff.

  • The Shetland Islands Council has pointed out that Food Standards Scotland has published guidance for food businesses during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

  • There has been another power cut in Shetland, following those on Thursday.

  • The European Commission has published a legislative package in response to the severe economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the fishing industry. However it is not yet clear whether or not the UK can benefit from this.

  • The Shetland Islands Council’s ferries are moving from a Saturday timetable to a restricted timetable service from Monday, with the existing ferry booking and account payment systems extended to all ferry journeys.

  • The Shetland Island Council has warned that during the current Covid-19 pandemic, the passengers of taxis and public hire vehicles should expect to be asked if their journey is essential.

  • The Shetland Islands Council is asking householders to store glass at home for recycling rather than take it to bottle banks.

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