Coronavirus in Scotland: What time is Nicola Sturgeon update? How can I watch?

Nicola Sturgeon is set to give an update on the latest coronavirus figures for Scotland today (Thursday, February 25).

Ms Sturgeon will be answering questions from MSPs at Holyrood during First Minister’s Questions at around 12.30pm – and she is expected to give an update on Scotland’s latest Covid-19 figures prior to this.

Viewers can watch live on Scottish Parliament TV as well as the Scottish Government's official Twitter page – @scotgov.

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As ever, The Scotsman will be running a live blog, where you can follow all the updates.

Speaking at the coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh on Wednesday, Ms Sturgeon has said she would be “making it up” if she gave a specific date for the end of coronavirus restrictions.

She said: “If I was to give you a fixed, hard and fast date right now, I would pretty much be making it up and I don’t think that’s the approach I should take with you,” she said.

“I’m not ruling out any specific dates, I want it to be as soon as possible and we have every reason to be hopeful that come the summer life will be much, much, much better than it is just now, but when I stand here and give you what I think the actual date when all or most restrictions will come to an end is going to be, I want to be as sure as I can be that is real and it can be delivered.”

Ms Sturgeon added: “I don’t just understand the frustrations that people have, I feel those frustrations.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

“As has been the case all along, I’ll have to take decisions that sometimes you agree with and sometimes you disagree with, but I can assure you that the Scottish Government will continue to do our very best to lead the country as quickly but also as safely and sustainably through this horrible ordeal and out the other side of it.”

On Wednesday, Scotland recorded 47 deaths from coronavirus and 798 positive tests.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,053.

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