Five confirmed cases of the new South Africa variant of coronavirus have been registered in Scotland.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the figure yesterday while speaking to the Scottish Parliament, adding that all the cases were linked to travelling, with no evidence of community transmission at this point.
She said: “I can also advise Parliament that, to date, there have been 5 cases of the new South African variant identified in Scotland. All of these have links to travel which means that there is no evidence so far of community transmission of that variant.”
It comes as the First Minister also confirmed that managed quarantine in hotels will now be mandatory for travellers entering Scotland from any country.
At present, Scottish Government rules are in line with the UK-wide policy of enforced quarantine hotels for visitors from countries which are under a travel ban.
However, Ms Sturgeon has said she the government…