Margaret Ferrier under fire from local businesses after visiting on same day as COVID-19 test

Andrew M. Santos
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Local businesses have hit out at Margaret Ferrier after it emerged she visited a gift shop, a beauty salon and a gym on the same day she took a coronavirus test after suffering symptoms.

Ferrier is facing calls to resign and has been suspended from the SNP after it emerged she travelled to London by train after having the test, then back to Scotland after the result came back positive.

The MP is now facing further anger after she shared her movements last Saturday in a series of posts on Twitter, suggesting she visited South Lanarkshire Eastfield Lifestyle, Vanilla Salon and Sweet P Gift Boutique in her constituency town of Rutherglen, near Glasgow.

In her statement on Thursday night, Ferrier said she had requested and taken a COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon after experiencing mild symptoms, raising concerns that she

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Businesses hit out at Margaret Ferrier over visit despite symptoms

Andrew M. Santos
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.
SNP European Parliament candidate Margaret Ferrier at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Local businesses have hit out at Margaret Ferrier after it emerged she visited a gift shop, a beauty salon and a gym on the same day she took a coronavirus test after suffering symptoms.

Ferrier is facing calls to resign and has been suspended from the SNP after it emerged she travelled to London by train after having the test, then back to Scotland after the result came back positive.

The MP is now facing further anger after she shared her movements last Saturday in a series of posts on Twitter, suggesting she visited South Lanarkshire Eastfield Lifestyle, Vanilla Salon and Sweet P Gift Boutique in her constituency town of Rutherglen, near Glasgow.

In her statement on Thursday night, Ferrier said she had requested and taken a COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon after experiencing mild symptoms, raising concerns that she

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3 New York City businesses on what it’s been like reopening in the first U.S. epicenter of the pandemic

Andrew M. Santos

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New York City quickly became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States this past spring. As the novel coronavirus has spread rapidly elsewhere nationwide, New York has been able to bring cases down and began to reopen businesses this summer, making it a possible blueprint for other American cities once they have the virus under control.

Anyone who has ventured out to a store or small business that is not a grocery store or a pharmacy (which are also quite different than they used to be but remained open during the shutdown) knows that retail experiences and services are not like what they once were. There are a lot of new rules put in place to keep customers and employees safe, which might

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42 Falls Church Businesses, Non-Profits Get Second Round Grants

Andrew M. Santos

FALLS CHURCH, VA — In the second round of COVID-19 emergency grants, 42 Falls Church small businesses and non-profits have received grants. The second round was opened to non-profits, as well as a wider range of small businesses. To date, 126 businesses and non-profits have been named recipients to aid with financial impacts of the pandemic.

There were 85 applications submitted in the second round, and 42 were eligible for grants. All eligible recipients can receive an award thanks to Falls Church Economic Development Authority funding and a $4,000 donation from the George Mason High School class of 2020. Each recipient receives $2,000 to help with critical operating expenses such as salaries, benefits and rent during the pandemic.

The second round of grants was open to small businesses and non-profits meeting eligibility requirements, including being located in the City of Falls Church for at least a year, having less

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