Inverclyde Now Logo INVERCLYDE Coronavirus Cluster Has Increased To 11 Cases, NHS Confirm

30 July, 2020 | Local

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HEALTH officials say the Covid-19 cluster linked to Inverclyde now has 11 confirmed cases after three more people tested positive.

The cases are linked to the M&D Green pharmacy in John Wood Street, Port Glasgow and Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Gourock.

All three of the individuals are amongst known contacts of the earlier cases and are already self-isolating. Anyone who may be affected is being contacted.

Some of the cases visited the various locations during the period in which they may have been infectious to others — The Botany on Maryhill Road in Glasgow City, and The Queen of the Loch by Marston’s Inn, Lomond Woods Holiday Park and Sweeney’s Cruises in West Dunbartonshire.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde stated: “Health and local environmental health staff are working closely with the all the businesses to trace any close contacts of the cases, and appropriate advice is being given to these individuals including on self-isolation.

“All the businesses continue to operate including the pharmacy and are following the guidance on social distancing and other precautions to keep their customers and staff safe.

“None of the cases or their contacts who are linked to the pharmacy are currently working there, and infection control measures in the pharmacy have been carefully reviewed.

“Anyone using the pharmacy or getting their medication from the pharmacy can be reassured that it is safe.”

Dr Daniel Carter, consultant in public health medicine and chair of the incident management team, said: “All those who have tested positive for COVID-19 are self-isolating and we are working with a number of businesses including a local pharmacy to trace any close contacts.”

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