Commenting on the Covid outbreak in Dumfries & Galloway, local SNP MSPs Emma Harper and Joan McAlpine said:
“While this is unfortunate news for the people of Dumfries and Galloway, everyone should be reassured that everything that can be done is being done by the Scottish Government and local public health officials to contain this outbreak.
“But our health protection staff also need everyone in the affected areas to do the right thing and strictly adhere to the necessary measures to prevent any further spread.
“It is particularly unfortunate that this outbreak has happened while the rest of the country takes some further small steps out of lockdown.
“But we trust the people of Dumfries and Galloway to stick to the rules so we too can get back to a more normal way of life as soon as possible.
“If that means cancelling your planned trip across the border to visit a beer garden this weekend it’s a small sacrifice to help protect each other.”