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by Andrew Learmonth
02 June 2021
Douglas Ross self-isolating after contact tests positive for COVID

Douglas Ross self-isolating after contact tests positive for COVID

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross is self-isolating after being identified as a contact for someone who has tested positive with COVID.

The party chief was already in his Holyrood office when he learned of the contact at 8.40am this morning. He has not yet been notified by the NHS's test and protect.

The Tories said Scottish Parliament authorities were "informed immediately and their guidance sought on how to proceed, during which time Douglas remained in his parliamentary office."

The party said Ross has decided that "the safest approach is to immediately self-isolate in the Edinburgh hotel he has been staying in."

He and four Tory MSPs and five members of staff will be taking a COVID test as soon as possible. The hotel were informed that he would be arriving to self-isolate.

Two MSPs from another party have also been informed "that they may wish to take a test as a precaution."

 

 

 

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