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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on Friday

Last updated: Friday, 08 May, 2020, 18:21

  • 49 new deaths in Scotland
  • Total number of deaths reaches 1,811
  • 13,149 positive Covid-19 cases in Scotland

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Three men have been charged for breaching NHS Louisa Jordan airspace

Police Scotland have charged three men, aged 23, 26 and 30 for breaching the temporary airspace above NHS Louisa Jordan.

The restrictions to the airspace are in place to ensure the safety of helicopters both landing and taking off at the nearby Glasgow heliport.

6-week-old baby among latest coronavirus victims in England

A six-week-old baby has died from coronavirus in England

NHS England said the newborn baby had underlying health conditions, and was the youngest of the 332 people who have died of the virus in England in the last 24 hours.

RO numbers for all parts of the UK are only estimates, says Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, stressed at today's daily news briefing that the RO numbers for all parts of the UK are only estimates. 

“We think our number is somewhere between 0.7 and 1; we can’t rule out it being still closer to 1 than 0.7.

"We think, based on estimates, it might be a bit higher than the other individual nations. 

“As First Minister I want to see another week’s data that gives me more confidence we are on that clear downward trajectory."

"I know private spaces, and indeed virtual spaces, are not always safe places for everyone If you need police assistance or intervention, contact us and we will help," says Iain Livingstone, Police Scotland Chief Constable

Nicola Sturgeon on furlough support: "I've been very clear with the furlough scheme we cannot have a premature withdrawal and we cannot have cliff edges to this."

Nicola Sturgeon on furlough support: "That support may not look exactly the same now as it will in future."

Professor Jason Leitch says A&E figures are around 10,000 down on what they would be

Professor Jason Leitch said during the Scottish Government's daily news briefing today that A&E figures are around 10,000 down on what they would be, while the latest figures on cancer referrals are 59% down, compared to the lowest point in the outbreak which saw them drop by 72%

Professor Jason Leitch reiterates the message that the "health service is open for you"

Public confidence in visiting hospital creeping up , says Professor Jason Leitch

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