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Caution urged amid icy conditions

A WARNING has been issued to prevent slips and falls in icy conditions across Dumfries and Galloway. It has been confirmed that over 30 fractures were yesterday treated at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department. Dr David Pedley, a consultant in the emergency department team, said: “I am urging everyone to please take care …

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Wigtownshire COVID-19 Update

CASES of COVID-19 linked to an outbreak in Wigtownshire have increased significantly in the past few days. The more highly transmissible B.1.1.7 variant has been identified as being a part of this outbreak of which the latest figures for the locality now stands at 221 positive cases since 9th December, which is an increase of …

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Changes to hospital inpatient visiting

Along with the rest of mainland Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway moves to Level 4 in the national COVID protection framework from Saturday December 26. This brings new restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus, including a suspension of hospital inpatient visiting – with limited exceptions. It is recognised that visiting within hospitals brings …

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