A Highland MSP believes that “there is light at the end of the tunnel” as the coronavirus lockdown enters its fourth week.
Acknowledging the hardship caused by restrictions on people’s lives, Kate Forbes MSP (pictured) said it was “challenging to adapt” but stressed it was of the utmost importance that Highlanders stay at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of the virus.
To date, over 160 cases have been confirmed in the NHS Highland region – though that area stretches from Wick down to Campbeltown.
The MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch said:
“It has now been three weeks since the lockdown was announced, and I know it has been challenging to adapt.
“The impact on families, livelihoods and schooling has been profoundly difficult, of that there is no doubt.
“There is a light at the end of the tunnel – of that, there is no doubt.
“But that light will be a lot brighter if we follow the rules right now and stay at home.”
Kate Forbes MSP continued:
“I am well aware of people’s concerns, as they are frequently raised with me as the local MSP.
“There are many things that are difficult, but can be fixed.
“The one thing we can’t do is turn back time to save lives, so it is absolutely essential that we continue to do everything possible to protect people by staying at home.”