AN Amazon warehouse worker has been linked to new coronavirus cluster identified in Greater Glasgow.

The company confirmed a worker based in its Gourock site had tested positive and was now in self-isolation.

A pharmacy is also among the businesses linked to the new cluster, which Nicola Sturgeon spoke about at yesterday’s Scottish Government briefing.

The 14 new cases in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) health board area were announced yesterday. The First Minister said some of those could be part of a “possible cluster” – this was confirmed last night, and a probe was launched.

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An NHSGGC-led Incident Management Team is working with Scottish Government, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and local environmental health teams to provide advice and support.

The health board said none of the eight cases in the cluster were experiencing anything more than mild symptoms, and that contact tracing was continuing.

Amazon released a statement saying it was supporting the employee in self-isolation.

They said: "We have implemented proactive measures to protect employees, including increased cleaning at all facilities and maintaining social distance."

Chris McEleny, SNP councillor for Inverclyde, said a local lockdown should be considered.

He went on: "Our area has been worse hit than any other part of Scotland.

"If there is a compelling case that local Inverclyde lockdown measures being introduced again will keep people safer and protect lives then this should be given serious consideration. "