The Dumbarton Academy-educated MSP added: “Test, trace and isolate is now clearly stated as Scottish Government policy.
“I will not labour the point, and this is not to say that they are paid enough at all, but social care workers in Scotland are already paid more than their counterparts in England and Wales.
I am acutely aware that trends in statistics in no way ease the pain of losing a loved one. However, in the broader fight against the virus, this week’s figures give us some hope. The number of deaths has reduced overall, as has the number of excess deaths and that of virus-related deaths, generally and in care homes.
The supplement will be paid to carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance and have been living in Scotland from the qualifying date of 13 April.
It is clearly in the public interest that broadcasters are able to hold those making political decisions to account, particularly during a major national crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic’.
In West Dunbartonshire, 41 deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate have occurred in care homes – up to 3 May.