Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Six more deaths in Scotland, priority testing for family members of NHS staff and Prince Charles tests positive

Follow the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland – and across the world – in our live blog below.

Scottish Government statistics show that there are 719 positive cases of coronavirus across the country and sadly 22 patients in Scotland who have tested positive have died.

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A near deserted M8 yesterday as people 'stay at home' - the clear message from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, below.

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

Last updated: Wednesday, 25 March, 2020, 10:30

Follow the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak below.

Prime Minister under pressure to close building sites.

Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to stop non-essential construction workers heading to building sites as the country attempts to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister has faced calls from across the political spectrum for more stringent rules so workers are not placed at risk, and public transport is not overwhelmed.

Mr Johnson, who will appear before MPs today for Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons, has so far resisted the pressure. 

The UK Parliament will rise a week early this evening once emergency coronavirus legislation has been passed, with MPs and peers not scheduled to return until 21 April

Priority testing for family members of NHS staff

The measures are intended to ensure front line staff can go to work.

School pupils and college students do not have to submit coursework to pass their exams, Scotland’s qualifications body has said.

Holiday let owners turning to long-term lets

Campaigners have welcomed the move and called for the properties to stay as homes after the crisis ends.

Police fines for people breaking lockdown rules to start at £30

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed that fines for people breaching lockdown rules will start at £30 but that there is no limit to severity of penalties police can issue.

NHS boards close hospitals to visitors

Small businesses as well as hospitality, leisure and retail business can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus

China reports no new cases for five days in a row

China has no new confirmed cases caused by local transmission of coronavirus reported for five days in row.

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