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It has emerged that Edinburgh Council knew about the Nike Conference coronavirus outbreak, but were told not to tell councillors or the public.

Neil Ferguson told the Lords Science and Technology Committee that: “had we introduced lockdown measures a week earlier, we would have reduced the final death toll by at least a half."

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  • Edinburgh council admits knowing about the Nike Conference outbreak in March.
  • Lockdown a week earlier “would have cut death toll in half.”
  • Two-metre rule could lead to “economic devastation."

FM: At the moment, the two metre rule will not be changed

FM on easing lockdown "Determined to do this in a methodical and planned way"

FM responds to Rachel Hamilton from the Scottish Conservatives: "It's very easy for opposition say that whatever we decide to do that its the wrong thing"

FM responds to mental health during lockdown, especially for that of disabled Scots after report.

FM: “We listen very carefully to Inclusion Scotland’s report. ”

FM: For many people this is a much more difficult situation - the impact greater on those with "real challenges."

FM: “If we support the economy we support the ability of businesses" to employ people

FM: “This is a deeply worrying period we’re living through”

FM: “I can’t stand here and take away that anxiety”

FM: “We are doing everything as a government that we reasonably can”

FM on care home staff

FM: Want to see the process accelerated

FM: This is not a one off exercise. 

FM: Care home figures wronlgy reported yesterday - still a way to go.

FM: Number of cases in care homes is declining

FM: "A week today I will stand in parliament and outline the conclusions" - hopeful that 'significant' steps will be taken towards phase two

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