None of the cases of the Omicron CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus known in Scotland have had a recent travel history, but they are all related to the same event, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday.
With a total of 9 cases of Omicron in Scotland and 13 cases identified in the United Kingdom, the total number in the United Kingdom has increased to 21 and three more cases have been identified in the country.
According to Scottish Minister of Health Humza Yousaf, five of the cases in Scotland were identified in the Lanarkshire region and four in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The sturgeon updated the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, stating:
“But while contact tracing exercises were still underway, the health protection team established that all nine cases were relevant,” she added.
The first minister said all known cases “dated back to a single private event on November 20,” and added that the government “fully hopes.”[s]Use to identify other cases related to the event.
She also said that Link had a community infection of the Omicron variant in Scotland, suggesting that it may still be “restricted.”
In response to speculation that the case may be related to the recent Climate Summit, the sturgeon said the theory was being investigated but “unlikely.”
“Given the nature and scale of COP26, the surveillance work being done by the Scottish Public Health Department is also looking at potential links to COP26,” she told MSP.
“But at this stage, there is no evidence of such a link, and while it is not impossible for a link to appear, I think the associated timeline makes it impossible.”
Yousaf also told the BBC’s “Good Morning Scotland” program that there is currently no evidence to link the Scottish case to a recent rugby match in South Africa.
Sturgeon told MSP that the overall level of CCP virus infection in Scotland has declined, a 15% reduction in the new cases recorded last week.
The Prime Minister said he hopes that the “level of concern” will decrease as more information becomes available about the new variant, “at this stage, think and prepare for something less positive. Is wise. “
The sturgeon said it would ask the public to “significantly strengthen and strengthen compliance with existing protections” rather than introducing new restrictions.
The Scottish Government maintained its mask obligations in certain settings when most restrictions were lifted on August 9. This means that people over the age of 12 should wear face covers in indoor public spaces such as stores and schools.
You will also need your vaccine passport to attend nightclubs and large events.