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Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: The latest Covid-19 updates from Scotland

Key Events

  • Pubs face battle for survival with thousands of jobs at risk
  • Scottish food banks see usage more than double
  • Job placements continue to fall across Scotland
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Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE:

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.”

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: “If transmission becomes established in the younger population, it will eventually reach the older and more vulnerable population."

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: The First Minister 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.”

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: The First Minister criticised the “really dangerous delusion” that rising numbers of cases among younger people should not be a concern.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister confirms the incidence rate in Scotland as a whole, as of yesterday, was 20 per 100,000 people.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister on whether she is considering making restrictions on the number of pubs you can visit compulsory. "Look, everything remains an option," she says. "We have to keep all options under review."

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: National clinical director Jason Leitch says "we're at the edge of what we can safely do while maintaining the prevalence at this rate and we have to do better to get those numbers down."

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: National clinical director Jason Leitch highlights there have been 1,000 new cases in Scotland in the last seven days.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: "We are worried about it," says National clinical director Jason Leitch, highlighting the pandemic is still accelerating worldwide.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: "We may well not be able to go ahead with any further easing of restrictions at this time".

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