Scotland’s Covid cases could peak in next couple of weeks – expert

The Independent says coronavirus cases could peak in the next couple of weeks in Scotland as the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron drives a spike in numbers, a public health expert has said.

Scotland’s Covid cases could peak in next couple of weeks – expert

The Independent says coronavirus cases could peak in the next couple of weeks in Scotland as the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron drives a spike in numbers, a public health expert has said.

Dr Christine Tait-Burkard, of the University of Edinburgh, said keeping the requirement for face coverings is in line with dealing with the surge and is a “relatively easily-achieved measure”.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pushed back the date for ditching laws for people to wear face coverings on public transport and in some settings, having previously signalled this would move from being a legal requirement to being guidance, on Monday March 21.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/omicron-scotland-nicola-sturgeon-covid-university-of-edinburgh-b2036877.html

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