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Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: The latest Covid-19 updates from Scotland
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The First Minister criticised the “really dangerous delusion” that rising numbers of cases among younger people should not be a concern.
Nicola Sturgeon said: “The risk of a young person getting seriously ill or dying is thankfully lower, but it is not zero, and I would ask people of all ages to remember that.”
Reiterating that three deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours – the first time in more than two months – she said: “We should listen to the warning signals that are already here”.
Ms Sturgeon added: “We don’t live in entirely generationally segregated ways.
“If transmission becomes established in the younger population, it will eventually reach the older and more vulnerable population.
“So to younger people, please think about your loved ones as well as yourselves, which I know everybody does.
“And to older people, be even more vigilant about hygiene and distancing if you’re spending time with young relatives who may have been in pubs and restaurants.
“And to all of us, let’s treat the current situation with the seriousness it most certainly merits, abide by the rules and remember the simplest way in which all of us can deny the virus the opportunity to spread it is by following the FACTS advice.”