LiveCoronavirus in Scotland RECAP: The death toll in Scotland now 296, PM Boris Johnson goes into intensive care and Nicola Sturgeon faces questions over Catherine Calderwood's resignation

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Scottish Government statistics show that there are 4,229 positive cases of coronavirus across the country and sadly 296 patients in Scotland who have tested positive have died.

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland

Last updated: Tuesday, 07 April, 2020, 17:32

  • Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care with coronavirus
  • Nicola Sturgeon faces questions over Catherine Calderwood's resignation
  • There are 4,229 positive cases in Scotland

The Foreign Secretary, who is deputising for the Prime Minister while Boris Johnson is in hospital, has said he and the cabinet have the authority to manage the UK’s coronavirus response while he fights the illness. 

Mr Raab said the government had “clear instructions and plans” on what to do, and that cabinet would reach decisions collectively. 

However, he signalled that a review of lockdown measures planned for next week - three weeks on from their introduction - would not take place until it was clear the UK had passed the peak of the outbreak, with sufficient data gathered

Raab: I’m confident the Prime Minister will pull through

Dominic Raab due to give daily Downing Street conference

Queen wishes PM well

Statement from Buckingham Palace: “Earlier today The Queen sent a message to Carrie Symonds and to the Johnson Family. Her Majesty said they were in her thoughts and that she wishes the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery."

SNP MP criticises Airbnb for advertising Easter holiday lets during pandemic

An SNP MP has criticised Airbnb for continuing to advertise holiday lets for the Easter weekend in a remote corner of Scotland, despite strict guidelines banning unnecessary travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Scottish Government tweet their updated statistics for coronavirus

Here is a breakdown of positive cases across the country

Nicola Sturgeon: 4,229 positive coronavirus cases in Scotland as death toll rises by 74 to 296

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