Nicola Sturgeon briefing LIVE: The First Minister updates Scotland on coronavirus

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Nicola Sturgeon reported 22 new positive cases on Tuesday, with most of the cases thought to be related to the Lanarkshire call centre break out.

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Follow here for all Wednesday’s updates

Key Events

  • Latest spike in coronavirus is from Lanarkshire, and is thought to be linked to the call centre break out
  • Scottish airports are calling for government aid as more than 2,000 jobs are on the line
  • There are high hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine for the end of the year
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FM: “I personally agonise over every single one of these decisions...none of this is taken lightly”

FM on PM visit to Scotland: “I have no plans to meet the Prime Minister tomorrow”

FM: "We’ve got our political disagreement … and I’m sure we’ll continue to discuss those constructively." 

FM is not at the moment planning on a local lockown in Lanarkshire.

FM encourages people to spend their summer holiday in Scotland.

FM: You cannot book travel abroad with certainty.

FM: Respects the decision that Ireland has made to leave UK off their Green travel list.

FM: Can’t give a date for non essential call centres to be open. Warns that next week there might be no more easing of lockdown despite review.

FM: “I have growing confidence that our test and protect system” is working efficiently

FM: “We are making changes at a pace...that we thing are right and safe for our current circumstances here in Scotland."

FM: UK Gov recommendation for people to go back to work not encouraged in Scotland, home working still encouraged. 

FM: Non essential offices and call centres should remain closed. 

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