Corona virus 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Four further patients in England have tested positive for COVI-19, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 13.

The risk to individuals remains low. There has been no one tested positive for the virus in Scotland so far. However, a school local to us in Carlisle which is only 36 miles away from Moffat is allowing pupils to work from home because of fears about the possible spread of Coronavirus following a skiing trip to northern Italy. While they didn't visit the effected region, which is the centre of the outbreak, travellers returning to the UK from the area were told they may need to isolate themselves in a measure to stop the spread of illness.

You will have seen in the news that a hotel in Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands has been locked down after an Italian doctor visiting there tested positive for coronavirus.

People are close to calling the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

In Scotland during the summer season millions of tourists from all over the world visit to see our beautiful beaches, experience our culture and try our delicious seafood. Last year this contributed nearly 5000 million to the Scottish economy.

Has anyone had any holidays cancelled due to this outbreak and what impact do you think this will have on Scottish tourism for the upcoming season?

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