With the confirmation – after the appearance of the official figures yesterday (Monday March 30 ) – of a coronavirus case in Orkney, the Outer Hebrides is now the only area in Scotland with no officially confirmed coronavirus cases.

NHSWI chief executive Gordon Jamieson - in a broadcast on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nhswi/status/1244724025873530880?s=21) said preparations on the Islands now included the basing of two military officers at NHSWI headquarters on South Beach.  He emphasised the need to maintain the highest possible vigilance and to maintain the lockdown as tightly as possible.