Scottish Government statistics show that there are 1059 positive cases of coronavirus across the country and sadly 33 patients in Scotland who have tested positive have died.
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Michael Gove says agreement has been reached between the government and a coalition of researchers and businesses to rapidly roll out coronavirus antigen testing for frontline NHS staff.
This will test whether staff currently have the infection, to ensure those who are ill know whether they can return to work safely. The tests will begin “immediately”, with several hundred completed before the end of the week, ramping up significantly next week
The Royal Mint is to begin mass manufacturing medical visors for the NHS to provide critical protection for frontline staff.