Here are the latest events in Scotland as confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the world reach more than 1 million.
Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: latest updates on Scottish Covid-19 cases
Last updated: Friday, 03 April, 2020, 19:48
- More than 1 million cases globally
- Thousands of pipers show appreciation for NHS staff and other key workers
'There is no need for members of the public to wear a face mask while outside their homes'
There is no need for members of the public to wear a face mask while outside their homes, a senior health official has told the daily coronavirus briefing from Downing Street. Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Jonathan Van Tam said: “We see no evidence that general wearing of face masks by members of the public who are well affects the spread of the disease.”
Tribute to nurses and healthcare workers
Ruth May, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, has paid tribute to two nurses confirmed to have died from coronavirus, Aimee O’Rourke and Areema Nasreen. Ahead of the second weekend in lockdown, when warm weather is forecast for parts of the UK, she added: “I ask you to remember Aimee and Areema. Please stay at home for them.”
Giving the daily update from Downing Street, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed two nurses and two healthcare workers have died in the past 24 hours after contracting coronavirus
Queen to address the nation this Sunday
The Queen will address the UK and the Commonwealth at 8pm (BST) on Sunday, April 5, in a televised broadcast.
Huge pizza delivery for NHS staff at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary
Police Scotland warn Edinburgh drivers about "free for all" during lockdown
Police Scotland said there would be no let up in its traffic patrols on the lookout for errant motorists.
Chief Inspector Mark Patterson said: “It is not a free for all”.
He said that vehicles appeared to be travelling at “slightly higher” speeds in Edinburgh’s 20mph zones.
UK government considering "Immunity passports" to ease lockdown
The UK government is considering introducing “immunity passports” for those who have recovered from coronavirus that could allow them to move around more freely while others remain under lockdown.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the proposal was being examined, but said more work was needed on how the certificates would operate, and the science behind immunity.
Sturgeon refuses to promise the summer holidays will go ahead
I wish I could say that but right now I don't think that is a safe assumption.