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Tot praised for hospital outfit choice

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy helped raise the spirits of staff at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after turning up for his appointment dressed in scrubs.

Kenzi’s masks are fashion forward

A DUMFRIES fashion student has helped people look stylish during lockdown by creating masks out of scrap fabric.

Jemma spreads rainbow cheer with fundraising t-shirts

A BUSINESSWOMAN from Annan has raised £824 for Dumfries and Galloway NHS with a range of rainbow t-shirts.

Allison is over the rainbow

A DISPLAY of colourful stones to remember the Covid-19 lockdown has been created in Ecclefechan.

Government action at home and abroad helps cope with Covid

The UK Government has been working round the clock to help people through Coronavirus at home and abroad. The armed forces have been helping out across the UK building emergency hospitals, delivering vital supplies and much more. UK government staff based all across the world have also been helping UK citizens to get home to the UK during the global Coronavirus outbreak. Today we look at how members of Government departments have been helping solve some of the problems created by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Test and trace system explained

OVER 4500 coronavirus tests have now been carried out in Dumfries and Galloway.

Lockdown lift starts

A HANDFUL of lockdown restrictions will start to lift from today — but local politicians have urged the public to continue to act responsibly.

Lockdown arrests drop to zero

NO one has been arrested for breaching lockdown rules in Dumfries and Galloway for more than a month.

Quacked off

EVERY year the crowds turn out to enjoy Moffat Duck Race in Station Park. But it was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus restrictions. However, nobody thought to tell Daisy Duck, who flew in especially for the event at the weekend and was very disappointed not to find any of her little yellow friends bobbing down the river.

Hundreds join business support group

A SUPPORT group for the region’s business owners has proved so popular that its founder says it will continue after the coronavirus crisis ends.

Tourist boss plans for region’s recovery

TOURISM and events in the South of Scotland will bounce back from the devastating impact of Covid-19, says one of the sector’s leading lights.

NHS receives £76k in corona donations

DONATIONS totalling nearly £76,000 have flooded in to NHS Dumfries and Galloway during the coronavirus outbreak.

Region sees increase in all deaths

THERE have been 112 more deaths so far this year in Dumfries and Galloway, compared to the same period last year.

Region’s R-rate revealed

DUMFRIES and Galloway’s coronavirus R-rate is currently estimated to be 0.75.

Cottage hospitals empty and closed

ONE of Annandale and Eskdale’s cottage hospital currently has no patients at all, an NHS spokesman confirmed this week.

Health chiefs get update on Covid-19 work

NHS bosses this week received an update on the continuing work in the region to address the challenge of Covid-19.

Army test sites

TEAMS from the military have been at various locations around the region this week carrying out tests for Covid-19.

Another festival cancelled

A BRAND new music festival for Annandale has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Here to help

A GROUP of doctors who have graduated early to help the NHS meet the challenge of the coronavirus have arrived in the region.

Public praised for ongoing support

DUMFRIES and Galloway’s policing commander has thanked local communities for their continued commitment to following social distancing guidelines.

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The news you can trust

There are so many sources of news and information about coronavirus, but which ones should you trust to help you stay safe, protect the NHS and save lives?
Coronavirus fraud and misinformation are barriers to the nation continuing the progress it has made toward coming to terms with, and beating, the virus.
We take a look at how you can protect yourself, your friends and your family from being tricked into believing news and information that is not true, or becoming a victim of fraud.

Mobile testing locations

MOBILE testing for Covid-19 will continue across the region this week.

Young poets inspired by lockdown

THE region’s kids are a talented bunch, as this week’s poems show. We asked readers to send in their poetry, done during lockdown, and we received this lovely selection. Well done to all the young writers featured.

Factory turns its hand to PPE

A FACTORY in Dumfries has been converted to provide specialist protective gowns and aprons for frontline staff.

Situation still ‘precarious’

“WE remain in a very precarious situation”, the boss of the region’s NHS said today.

Time to reopen the tips!

THE Scottish Government should look into how recycling centres can be safely reopened, according to one local MSP.

Extraordinary kindness across our communities

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.
As we all know, we must only leave our homes if we are key workers or cannot work from home, to do essential shopping and for one period of daily exercise.
By doing this we will all help protect the NHS and save lives.
Despite the absolutely necessary restrictions on our normal lives, people are being encouraged to help neighbours in need where possible. This has led to some amazing acts of kindness on every street, in every village and town across the country. Communities have never felt stronger. Today, we shine a light on just some of the people from communities across the country to showcase examples of ordinary people doing extraordinarily kind and helpful things.

ME group’s covid concerns

SPENDING extended periods at home is not unusual for sufferers of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

Roger halts NHS medals campaign

A CAMPAIGNER who was hoping to secure medals for all NHS staff working on the covid frontline has dropped his petition.

Postcard from locked down France

A DUMFRIES university lecturer who teaches in France has spoken of how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the nation.

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