Well I never! Nicola Sturgeon reported last night that she had a mild case of Covid. That’s nothing short of incredible, given her fanatical devotion to mask-wearing and the fact that she’s been triple-jabbed. The Guardian has more.
Nicola Sturgeon has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Scottish first minister tweeted she had been experiencing mild symptoms on Friday evening.
She will work from home over the next few days and told followers she would “hopefully” be back out and about later next week.
The first minister met Sinn Féin vice-president and first minister designate of Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill in Edinburgh earlier on Friday.
She also travelled to the US earlier in the week where she met the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and addressed the Brookings Institute in Washington DC.
SNP colleagues including Westminster leader Ian Blackford sent get well wishes.
MP for Glasgow North East Anne McLaughlin and minister for women’s health Maree Todd wished her a speedy recovery.
Ms McLaughlin said: “This is just to get out of making me coffee, isn’t it?”
Ms Sturgeon’s positive infection comes as Covid cases in Scotland continue to fall. The Office for National Statistics estimated 122,000 people had Covid in the week ending May 13th.
It is the eighth weekly consecutive drop and the lowest number of cases since before Christmas when cases rose due to the Omicron variant spreading.
If I didn’t know better, I would be tempted to conclude that masks and vaccines don’t actually stop you getting Covid.