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  • There has been another confirmed case of Covid-19 in Shetland, the second this week, taking the cumulative totals of confirmed cases of those registered with NHS Shetland to 68. The new case is a member of staff working at the Gilbert Bain Hospital.

  • NHS Shetland’s director of nursing and acute services, Kathleen Carolan that NHS Shetland would like to assure the public that there was currently no impact on patient care. She said that they also had no reason to believe there had been an increased risk to patients in the hospital and that was because all controls to minimise transmission had been followed.

  • Beatrice Wishart, as the Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson, has responded to the publication of Scottish government research into student hardship during Covid-19.

  • Alistair Carmichael has said that the end of the European Union School Milk scheme, following the UK’s exit from the European Union, was bad news and he warned that similar announcements could follow.

  • There is a risk of coastal flooding around Shetland due to a surge combined with large waves. The greatest risk is around the time of high tide.

  • The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has now changed its mind to plans for a large wind farm in the north-west of Yell, objecting in principle to the development and declaring that building turbines on peat bog would have a “negative impact on climate change”.

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