Nicola Sturgeon update LIVE: First Minister to hold briefing after Scotland records highest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in two months

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Scotland saw the highest jump in Covid-19 cases in two months over the weekend with 31 new patients testing positive on Sunday. No new deaths have been reported and recent ‘clusters’ of cases in Glasgow and the Grampian area are being investigated. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to hold briefing at 12.15pm.

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Follow here for latest updates after country sees highest jump in cases in the last two months

Key Events

  • Largest rise in cases across the country in the last two months
  • Nicola Sturgeon said the country is ‘far’ from going into phase four
  • No new deaths recorded
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Nicola Sturgeon will be joined by Scotland’s national clinical director Jason Leitch at today’s 12.15pm coronavirus briefing.

More than 1m people have been tested for Covid-19 in Scotland to date

The Scottish Government confirmed the current figure of people tested across the country is 1,003,492 

Deputy First Minister reiterates people living in level 3 areas are encouraged to not travel outwith their local authority area

Nicola Sturgeon blasts ‘dangerous’ Aberdeen revellers breaking social distancing amid Covid-19 outbreak at Hawthorn pub

Nicola Sturgeon confirms she will be back tomorrow at 12.15pm to give further announcements to the country

Ms Sturgeon closes her conference with reminding the public about FACTS - face coverings, avoid crowded places, clean your hands regularly, two metre distance is essential and self-isolate if showing symptoms

FM: ‘I just want to thank all those staff who are working through test and protect. It takes an enormous amount of effort and I want to thank them for all their hard work’

Ms Sturgeon reminds young people that they too are at risk at contracting the virus and passing it onto others 

FM: ‘I fervently don’t want us to go back to phase two of lockdown because of the impact restrictions have on people’s lives, but we have to judge things how we go'

Ms Sturgeon confirmed the country is ‘far’ from going into phase four

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