Herald reporter Elle Duffy has discovered a shocking factor in the ‘Coatbridge 9‘ Covid-19 outbreak, – 5 are of school age and 3 are not. The 9th member is presumably not of school age and not not of school age neither.

The Coatbridge cluster has been linked with a nearby Glasgow cluster and both with a house party at an undisclosed address.

Sources linked to a local university have said that which school some of the group were due to return to last week is irrelevant to their research and that media attention to this factor is both stupid and potentially damaging to the mental health of many in the communities and the schools.