THERE are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Wee County, health officials have said.

The news comes after two more cases were confirmed in the Grampian area and in Ayrshire, taking the total number of confirmed cases in Scotland to three, following the first reported case in Tayside.

While there has been no positive test in Clacks, precautions are still being taken by businesses to ensure any potential spread is contained.

A member of staff at Forth Valley College is currently in "self-isolation", officials have told the Advertiser.

A spokesperson for the college said: “We are aware that a member of staff based at Forth Valley College’s Stirling campus is currently in self-isolation. The staff member in question is no longer in college and we are liaising with our local health protection team in regards to the necessary actions and precautionary measures required.

“We are currently operating as normal; however, we will continue to review the situation in line with the local health protection team to ensure the safety of our staff and students which, as always, is a top priority.”

Health officials did move to assure residents that there is no confirmed case in the area.

Posting on Facebook, an NHS Forth Valley spokesperson added: “We are aware of rumours circulating on Facebook about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Forth Valley area.

“We can confirm there are currently no cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Forth Valley area.”

Following the announcement of the latest two confirmed cases, Jeane Freeman, health secretary, said: “Our first thoughts must be with the patients diagnosed with coronavirus, I wish them a full and speedy recovery.

“We expect the number of cases to rise and Scotland is well-prepared for a significant outbreak of coronavirus. 

“There is currently no treatment or vaccine so early detection measures will continue to be vital in helping to prevent the spread of the virus.”

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