Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Self-Isolates After Close Contact with COVID-19 Case

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is under self-isolation after being identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I’ve had notification tonight that I’ve been identified as a close contact of someone who is positive for Covid. Accordingly, and in line with the rules, I’ll be self-isolating pending a PCR test result,” Sturgeon announced on Twitter on Aug. 29.

Sturgeon’s announcement came on the same day Scotland recorded 7,113 new COVID-19 cases in a day — its highest daily tally, which brings the total to 420,622.

The previous highest daily tally was at 6,835 last Aug. 27.

Earlier on Aug. 29, Sturgeon warned of a “rising curve of cases” in Scotland and said, “It’s reassuring that vaccines are preventing the levels of serious health harms that case numbers like this would once have caused.”

“However, we can’t be complacent and are monitoring carefully. In meantime, please take care,” Sturgeon added.


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