Nicola Sturgeon goes into self-isolation after close contact tests positive for Covid
- Scottish First Minister has revealed that she had been ‘pinged’ by contact tracers
- The rules dictate she be able to leave isolation if she records a negative PCR test
- It is not clear where Miss Sturgeon came into contact with Covid a positive case
The First Minister last night revealed she had been ‘pinged’ by contact tracers and warned that she would have to quarantine.
As she has been fully-vaccinated, Miss Sturgeon will now take a PCR test – and if negative she will not have to continue self-isolating.
Writing on Twitter, Miss Sturgeon said: ‘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. My thanks to all the contact tracers working so hard in NHS Test & Protect.’
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, she has revealed on social media
It is not clear where Miss Sturgeon came into contact with a positive coronavirus case.
On Thursday she attended Edinburgh University’s graduation celebration and on Wednesday she was at the Golden Jubilee Hospital with health secretary Humza Yousaf.
Today (Monday) she is due to interview Shuggie Bain author Douglas Stuart at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
According to the event ‘both author and interviewer are on stage in the venue’.
It is unclear if the event will go-ahead as a hybrid event if Miss Sturgeon is still self-isolating.
Just hours before Miss Sturgeon’s revelation, Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith said contact tracing teams had carried out ‘exceptional work’ under ‘difficult circumstances’ this weekend.
On Twitter, he said: ‘Some exceptional work by contact tracing teams under very difficult circumstances today.
‘Thank you to everyone involved. But it’s frustrating & really disappointing to hear of increased aggressive behaviour & abuse to staff.
‘Please be civil and patient with those trying to help..’