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The Covid in Scotland: 'Test much more' plea after Omicron cases found

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 Source:  bbc.com BBC News 6-8 minutes Published 53 minutes ago comments Comments Image source, PA Media First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urging people to "test much more" after six cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid were identified in Scotland. Some of those affected have no travel history and are thought to have caught the virus in the community. Ms Sturgeon asked people to "test before you go" with LFDs before mixing with other households, and for home working to be maximised by employers. She called for increased compliance with steps to stop the virus' spread. Ms Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford also want to see tougher travel restrictions for people arriving in the UK. There are four cases of the Omicron variant in Lanarkshire and two in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Those affected are isolating but none are in hospital. Contact tracing is taking place to establish the orig