In this updated and improved version of an earlier BBC Scotland report titled ‘Coronavirus: ‘Scotland jumped the gun on Greece quarantine’, the team at The Tusker have re-ordered the content to make sure readers are not misled.
Moved from paragraphs 23 and 24, to 2 and 3 respectively, see this:
A spokeswoman said: “In the case of Greece, we had a worrying number of people in Scotland who tested positive for Covid-19 and who had returned from Greece within seven days of the onset of symptoms. We could not afford to ignore that growing threat to public health.
“In the case of Portugal, it was unfortunate that the UK government announced their decision yesterday before ministers from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland met and before considering the latest Joint Biosecurity Centre data. This indicated a significant rise in both the prevalence of the virus in Portugal and in test positivity.”
We spoke to Professor Sridhar about the above two statements and she assures us that most Scots can understand them and that the three who apparently could not, in last night’s Reporting Scotland street crawl, are not typical.
As for Mike Tibbert, of Global Marine Travel and vice president of the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) who, in the BBC report, accused the Scottish government of playing games, with its “half announcements and teasers”, Professor Sridhar did not understand. The First Minister did offer us a photo of her eyebrows.