NHS workers around the region have thanked the public for their support, and asked people to continue to help staff by staying at home. In its Easter message to the public, the NHS in Dumfries and Galloway released the following message.
“I hope this message finds you all as well as can be expected in the midst of this coronavirus emergency.
“As a community we have now been under restrictions, the like of which we have never seen, for nearly three weeks. I know that for many of you this will be feeling very difficult, stressful, and lonely. We have never faced anything like this in recent times.
“But as we approach this Easter weekend, which is usually so filled with the excitement of school holidays, family time and Easter egg fun, we all need to remember why we are staying at home."
"I know this is so tough but we must stick with it.
"So for Easter 2020 - Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives With my very best of wishes,
Valerie White, Interim Director of Public Health, NHS Dumfries and Galloway”
Last night thousands of people in the region gave a round of applause to frontline staff in the weekly "clap for carers", with some even getting bagpipes out to show their appreciation to NHS staff.