The variety of cases in Aberdeen’s Covid cluster has risen to 101 as Nicola Sturgeon said she was “furious” at footballers who broke lockdown rules.
The first minister said it was “inappropriate” that eight Aberdeen gamers had actually visited a bar in the city on Saturday night.
They are all now self-isolating after 2 checked positive for Covid-19
Lockdown steps were reestablished in the city on Wednesday as the number of cases in the cluster grew.
Ms Sturgeon told her everyday instruction there had been an extra 22 cases in the last day, taking the total to 101.
The total variety of confirmed coronavirus cases in Scotland rose by 43 on Friday, and no deaths were reported for the 22 nd successive day.
Ms Sturgeon stated 27 of the validated cases remained in the Grampian area, although it was not yet clear how many were linked to the Aberdeen break out.
The Aberdeen gamers who are self-isolating had actually gone to the city’s Soul bar on Saturday.
Images were shared on social media revealing queues of people collected outside the bar, which is one of about 30 venues now connected to the cluster.
Ms Sturgeon stated: “It is now clear that all eight of these players visited a bar in Aberdeen on Saturday night.
The very first minister stated she supported the choice to cancel the club’s match with St Johnstone this weekend.
” We are asking members of the public to behave in an extremely precautionary way,” she stated.
Aberdeen played their very first game of the season at Pittodrie on Saturday.
Ms Sturgeon added that she was “quite furious” at the circumstance – which if players did not follow the guidelines, they were putting the return of the professional game at risk.
Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack said he had actually apologised to football and health authorities, and to the other Premiership clubs.
” Sadly, what has taken place in the last couple of days has actually undermined all the effort that has actually entered into keeping our players and personnel safe,” he said.
” We are now handling this internally with the severity it is worthy of.
” In the meantime, I want to assure the appropriate bodies, our fans and everybody associated with the club that our currently rigorous procedures are being forensically scrutinised and that no stone will be left unturned in guaranteeing that no-one is under any doubt about what should be stuck to.”
The coronavirus cluster in Aberdeen has actually been linked to pubs and dining establishments.
A list has been published of properties checked out by people validated to have the infection. They are:
- Bieldside Inn, Bobbin, Brewdog (Castlegate), Buckie Farm Carvery, Café Andaluz, Café Dag, Café Drummond, The Cock & Bull, College Bar, The Dutch Mill, Dyce Carvery, East End Social Club, Ferryhill House Hotel, Hawthorn/Adam Lounge, The Howff, The Justice Mill, The Marine Hotel, McGinty’s, McNasty’s, Malmaison, Moonfish Café, No.10 Bar, O’Donoghues, Old Bank Bar, Restriction, Soul, Spider’s Web, The Draft Task.
The list likewise includes Aboyne, Deeside and Hazlehead golf clubs, and the Banks O’Dee Football Club.
Anybody who had gone to any of these facilities need to be “extra vigilant for signs” – even if they had not been contacted by professional tracers.
The lockdown limitations which have actually been reimposed for the city’s 228,000 citizens consist of:
- not to take a trip more than 5 miles for leisure or vacations
- not to travel to the city for leisure or to visit family and friends, even if you reside in Aberdeenshire
- if you are currently checking out the city, you can stay – but take necessary safety measures when returning home
- no indoor gos to with other families
- bars, coffee shops, restaurants and bars should close, although takeaways can remain open.
The constraints will be evaluated next Wednesday and might be extended further if required.