A STAFF member at a Maryhill care home has tested positive for Covid-19. 

Bosses at Wyndford Locks, on Currie Street, insist all necessary measures are being taken to minimise the risk of infection to residents. 

They are working closely with health chiefs and have closed the care home to all non-essential visitors. 

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The individual, who has not been named, is said to be asymptomatic and doing well.

A spokeswoman for the home said: “Following one colleague testing positive, we are taking the necessary precautions to minimise the risk of transmission to other colleagues and Residents.

"This includes closing the home to non-essential visitors and facilitating whole-home testing of all residents and colleagues with Public Health as a priority.

"The affected colleague began isolating immediately following the positive result, and we wish them a speedy recovery.

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“We are working closely with our local health and care partners and are in regular contact with the next of kin of our Residents at Wyndford Locks to keep them updated of the situation.”   

The news comes on the day where covid-19 cases in Greater Glasgow rose by more than 100 and shortly after Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the city-wide lockdown would remain in place.