Wed 29 Jul, 2020

Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie has urged businesses and citizens to play their part in contact tracing after it emerged a possible cluster of new cases of COVID-19 was being investigated in the Glasgow area.

The cases were reported by the First Minister at her daily briefing.

Responding, the Scottish Greens co-leader said: “We don’t yet know if or how these new cases are connected, and contact tracing is the only way to get the information we need.

"Localised outbreaks are a very real risk as people get back to work and hospitality businesses reopen. That’s why it’s really important that people comply if they are contacted and asked to self-isolate, and businesses get contact details for their customers.

“People returning to work, for example in our pubs and restaurants, deserve to know that we are all doing our bit to protect them, and that includes their employers providing good distancing methods and face coverings where necessary.

“The Scottish Government needs to back this up with rigorous surveillance testing in our community and regular tests for those working in our schools, care homes and hospitals.”

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