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Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: Schools in Scotland to close at the end of the week, filming of BBC drama suspended and Glastonbury has been postponed

Follow the latest Scottish, national and international updates on the coronavirus outbreak in our live blog below.

Scottish Government statistics show that there are 227 positive cases of coronavirus across the country and sadly three patients in Scotland who tested positive have died

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Coronavirus in Scotland: Wednesday's live updates

Key Events

  • Scottish schools to close at the end of the week
  • The Catholic church has suspended all public masses
  • Hearts ask players and staff to take 50 per cent wage cut due to Coronavirus
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Edinburgh Leisure to close venues due to COVID19

Due to COVID19, Edinburgh Leisure will be closing all its venues and golf courses from close of play on Thursday, 19 March 2020.  Community access to the 22 high schools that it manages on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council will be also be suspended from 10pm on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

The coronavirus death toll in the UK has reached 104

NHS England said a further 32 people had died in England after testing positive

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) welcomes Scottish Government announcement on school closures

EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said: "This decision will be welcomed by our members, who have expressed growing concern in recent days over potential increased risk to the health of pupils, staff, their families and the wider community.”

Supermarket Tesco has announced that they will be imposing restrictions on all customers to cope with the high demand from the coronavirus pandemic

Shoppers will be restricted to a maximum of three products from tomorrow onwards. 

Princess Beatrice has cancelled her upcoming wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

The royal wedding was to take place on May 29, but has been called off due to coronavirus fears.

Scottish minister hits out at 'selfish' shoppers panic buying over coronavirus

Grants for small businesses: what financial aid is government offering during coronavirus crisis - and how to access it

The week started with a rallying cry for all Britons to avoid unnecessary social contact and travel, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Nicola Sturgeon announces all Scottish schools will close from Friday, cannot promise they will reopen again before the summer

Full article: SQA statement on exams

The statement comes as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces closure of schools.

The Scottish Government has tweeted today's updated coronavirus information

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