Still not looking good and we have to be patient. The ferry traffic to Newcastle like all other ferries has been suspended until May 20th, 2020. This of course is a tentative date only following the present estimation of the development.  

As a snapshot number (but please see the link) Scotland has 5,950 confirmed cases, the first one was known on March 1st. It is assumed that actually the cases number 500,000. Up to now 550 cases of death are confirmed. 

To this date 29,903 persons have been tested. Of these
- 24.313 were negative
-   5.950 were positive
-      550 of the positive persons died

See the actual data of the Scottish Government:

Health board

Total confirmed cases to date

People in hospital (confirmed or suspected)

People in intensive care (confirmed or suspected)

Ayrshire and Arran

376

126

15

Borders

189

62

6

Dumfries and Galloway

179

61

7

Fife

356

129

10

Forth Valley

324

97

7

Grampian

261

77

13

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

1387

590

69

Highland

148

55

7

Lanarkshire

707

257

30

Lothian

856

262

36

Orkney

5

*

*

Shetland

43

*

*

Tayside

753

123

8

Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)

6

*

*

Golden Jubilee National Hospital   7 *

Please note numbers are by location of hospital, not residence.

* = less than five.

 

So it will take quite some time before we can see pictures like these again:

Ijmuiden/Amsterdam

Always thrilling: Exit from Ijmuiden/Amsterdam.

DFDS Kabine

In the cabin at last!

Newcastle, Port of Tyne

Port Tyne, near Newcastle.