Six coronavirus cases at Scottish care home

A Scottish care home has isolated six residents after they tested positive for coronavirus.

The BBC is reporting the Highgate Care Home in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, is monitoring residents and has introduced strict infection control measures.

NHS Lanarkshire says all relatives and staff at the home, which has around 70 residents, are being kept informed.

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The Highgate care home in Uddingston

Dr John Logan, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in public health medicine, told the BBC: "We appreciate this is a very worrying time for many people.

"Highgate Care Home has implemented infection prevention and control measures and the NHS Lanarkshire Health Protection Team will continue to provide advice and support to the care home manager and staff."

John Kirk, managing director of Highgate Care Home, was reported to have said: "The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and colleagues is of paramount importance. As such, we are committed to doing everything we can to keep them safe.

"We are working closely with all the relevant bodies, including NHS Lanarkshire and Health Protection Scotland, as we implement our comprehensive contingency plan, which includes closing the home to all but absolutely essential visitors, and continuing to take steps to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and infection control."

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