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MP's positive coronavirus test leads to self-isolation for contacts including party leader Douglas Ross

By David Porter

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Local MP David Duguid is currently self-isolating after a positive coronavirus test result.

A spokesman for the minister explained: “David Duguid is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.

"He took a test on Tuesday June 1 as a precaution after hearing of a number of positive cases in his children’s school and being a regular air-traveller as a key worker.

“Mr Duguid is not unwell, has no symptoms and he took immediate and proactive steps to contact those who he had been in close-contact with in recent days and has provided appropriate information to the NHS Test and Trace System.”

Contacts include Conservative Party leader Douglas Ross who has been asked to self-isolate after he carried out a number of engagements with Mr Duguid in Peterhead on Monday.

Mr Ross is self-isolating in a hotel in Edinburgh and is at this time awaiting test results and will now take part in First Ministers Questions on Thursday virtually.

It is understood that six further MSP's have been advised to be tested as well as others including those who were involved in engagements in Peterhead on Monday.

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