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.
A DUMFRIES fashion student has helped people look stylish during lockdown by creating masks out of scrap fabric.
A BUSINESSWOMAN from Annan has raised £824 for Dumfries and Galloway NHS with a range of rainbow t-shirts.
A DISPLAY of colourful stones to remember the Covid-19 lockdown has been created in Ecclefechan.
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.
OVER 4500 coronavirus tests have now been carried out in Dumfries and Galloway.
A HANDFUL of lockdown restrictions will start to lift from today — but local politicians have urged the public to continue to act responsibly.
NO one has been arrested for breaching lockdown rules in Dumfries and Galloway for more than a month.
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.
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.
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.
DONATIONS totalling nearly £76,000 have flooded in to NHS Dumfries and Galloway during the coronavirus outbreak.
THERE have been 112 more deaths so far this year in Dumfries and Galloway, compared to the same period last year.
DUMFRIES and Galloway’s coronavirus R-rate is currently estimated to be 0.75.
ONE of Annandale and Eskdale’s cottage hospital currently has no patients at all, an NHS spokesman confirmed this week.
NHS bosses this week received an update on the continuing work in the region to address the challenge of Covid-19.
TEAMS from the military have been at various locations around the region this week carrying out tests for Covid-19.
A BRAND new music festival for Annandale has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A GROUP of doctors who have graduated early to help the NHS meet the challenge of the coronavirus have arrived in the region.
DUMFRIES and Galloway’s policing commander has thanked local communities for their continued commitment to following social distancing guidelines.
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 for Covid-19 will continue across the region this week.
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.
A FACTORY in Dumfries has been converted to provide specialist protective gowns and aprons for frontline staff.
“WE remain in a very precarious situation”, the boss of the region’s NHS said today.
THE Scottish Government should look into how recycling centres can be safely reopened, according to one local MSP.
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.
SPENDING extended periods at home is not unusual for sufferers of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
A CAMPAIGNER who was hoping to secure medals for all NHS staff working on the covid frontline has dropped his petition.
A DUMFRIES university lecturer who teaches in France has spoken of how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the nation.