ANOTHER Covid-19 case has been confirmed in the cluster linked to an Orkney fishing vessel, taking the total to six.

A restaurant near Glasgow has also been forced to close after being associated with a positive test.

The local incident management team met this afternoon to discuss progress with contact tracing taking place across NHS Highland, NHS Grampian and NHS Orkney.

It comes after NHS Orkney chief executive Michael Dickson announced yesterday that several people had developed symptoms and then travelled to their homes across Orkney and to mainland Scotland. He said at the time that the cluster involves a minimum of nine people.

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Louise Wilson, NHS Orkney director of public health, commented: "We ask the Orkney community to continue following the physical distancing guidelines.

"Anyone who develops symptoms should self-isolate and contact NHS Orkney for a test.

"This is no time to be complacent but we can prevent the risk of the virus spreading further if we all follow the FACTS guidance."

Meanwhile, staff members identified as close contacts at the Ca Va Brasserie in Giffnock have been told to self-isolate for 14 days.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Dr Gillian Penrice chaired a problem assessment group (PAG) on Friday with East Renfrewshire Council.

She said: "All relevant public health measures are in place and myself and our public health team are working with the restaurant to manage and monitor the situation.

"We would ask customers who have been in the restaurant from mid-afternoon onwards on Sunday (9th), Monday (10th) or Tuesday (11th) to be aware of the symptoms of a fever, persistent cough or loss of taste or smell.

"If concerned they need to self-isolate immediately and book a test for Covid-19."

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A post on the brasserie's Facebook page said: "We have taken the decision today to close Ca Va for a period of time that will be governed by the Public Health Protection Unit.

"Along with the department, we are currently investigating a Covid-19 incident and we are working closely with health and environmental health colleagues at the NHS.

"Today, Masa environmental will be doing an ultra-low volume fogging sterilising process, which will eliminate all possible traces of Covid-19.

"We know many of our customers will be anxious for information and we will update all customers on our website and social media in due course as the Government information is released to us.

"We are advised that the test and protect services are ascertaining all guests potentially at risk and that we ask that you allow them the time to collect and process the relevant information required.

"Thank-you once again for your support during these difficult times."