VIRUS: HOW SCOTS ARE REACTING TO IT

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BBC Scotland is reporting that Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood says that every health worker should be able to get appropriate protective equipment by next week.

They are changing the way they distribute equipment, she says, after the system got “clogged up with huge orders that didn’t get processed because the orders couldn’t be fulfilled”.

She says the changes to the distribution process mean the supply “shouldn’t be a problem next week.”

Dr Calderwood also says she agrees with a senior medic who said they were expecting a coronavirus “tsunami” in the coming weeks.

So far, 22 people with Covid-19 have died in Scotland while 719 cases have been confirmed. The true figure is thought to be much higher.

Prince Charles at his desk ‘as usual’

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were tested for coronavirus by NHS Grampia

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were tested for coronavirus 

There were “very good reasons” to test Prince Charles for coronavirus, Scotland’s chief medical officer has insisted.

The heir to the throne is currently in isolation in Aberdeenshire after testing positive for Covid-19.

Questions have been raised over why he was eligible for a test from NHS Grampian while many frontline medical workers have been unable to get them.

Catherine Calderwood said the prince had been tested for “clinical reasons”.

Meanwhile Prince Charles is working at his desk as usual today, according to palace officials, following the announcement yesterday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

However, a spokesman declined to give an update on the health status of the Duke of Rothesay, 71.

Meanwhile, One of a group of senior clinicians who exposed a “culture of bullying” at NHS Highland is working full-time at the health board to help tackle the coronavirus.

Dr Lorien Cameron Ross was among health workers who spoke out in September 2018, leading to an independent review of bullying allegations at NHS Highland.

Following a rise in virus cases in the UK, she has changed from working in her role as clinical director for out of hours from part-time to full-time.

Separately, she helps run a gin distilling business with her husband Kevin on the shores of Loch Ness.

The couple have turned production at Loch Ness Spirits to making hand sanitiser for community groups and organisations helping the homeless and people in supported accommodation.

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