Nicola Sturgeon has warned of disruption to people's day-to-day lives due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Scotland.
She said mass gatherings of more than 500 people will be cancelled to ease pressure on the NHS rather than as an effective way of delaying the spread of Covid-19.READ MORE: Nicola Sturgeon: Mass gatherings over 500 people should be cancelled
Giving a statement outlining the new advice after the UK moved from trying to contain the Covid-19 outbreak to a delay phase, Scotland's First Minister said anyone with even mild symptoms indicative of coronavirus should self-isolate for seven days.
As of Friday afternoon, 85 cases were confirmed in Scotland. There have been no deaths. Scroll down for the latest updates.
Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland
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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Catherine Calderwood said:
“I am saddened to report that a patient in Scotland who has tested positive for Coronavirus has died in hospital. I offer my deepest sympathy to their friends and family at this difficult time.
“The patient, who was being treated by Lothian Health Board was an older person who had underlying health conditions. No further information will be available to protect patient confidentiality.”
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