LiveCoronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Country on 'full lockdown' after emergency measures put in place, restrictions on when the public can leave their homes and all non essential shops to close
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Scottish Government statistics show tat there are 584 positive cases of coronavirus across the country and sadly 16 patients in Scotland who have tested positive have died.
Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland
Last updated: Tuesday, 24 March, 2020, 08:54
- Country on 'full lockdown' after emergency measures put in place
- Restrictions on when the public can leave their homes
- All non essential shops to close
A statement from the Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick reminded all parents and carers of the importance of continuing to get their children vaccinated during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Confusion as UK and Scottish advice clash over the closure of construction sites under new coronavirus emergency measures
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has encouraged construction sites to close, while Robert Jenrick, the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, tweeted shortly after the Prime Minister’s television address: 'If you are working on site, you can continue to do so. But follow Public Health England guidance on social distancing.'
All Historic Scotland staffed sites will be closed due the coronavirus outbreak
Michael Gove clarifies on twitter the government policy on children who split their time between two households
NHS Lothian suspends hospital visits amid coronavirus lockdown
The move will come into effect today.