Following the first positive diagnosis of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, in the Tayside area, Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood said:
“Scotland is well equipped to deal with infections of this kind. We have a proven track record of dealing with challenging health issues, and have been preparing for this possibility since the beginning of the outbreak in Wuhan.
“This is peak season for respiratory and flu-like illness. There will be people presenting with symptoms of acute respiratory illness but these cases are highly unlikely to be coronavirus (COVID-19).”