Nicola Sturgeon briefing LIVE: 775 new Covid-19 cases in Scotland

Live updates on coronavirus in Scotland.

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in Scotland and the wider UK.

Nicola Sturgeon (left) called Margaret Ferrier's (right) trip to Westminster after testing positive for Covid-19 "indefensible".

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Friday, October 2, 2020

Key Events

  • 775 new cases in Scotland
  • 4 confirmed deaths in last 24 hours
  • FM calls for Margaret Ferrier to quit
  • Donald Trump tests positive for coronavirus
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Sturgeon refers to row over Dominic Cummings

The First Minister said some of the people full of "self-righteous anger" yesterday "completely lost their tongue when a certain special adviser in London broke the rules".

She added that it was easy to criticise a political opponent, but the “real test” was criticism of friends and colleagues.

Professor Jason Leitch makes blood transfusion plea

If you have never donated, or if you haven’t donated recently and you are able to do so, I would really urge you to contact he Scottish National Blood Transfusion  Service to make an appointment. I want to assure anyone who is considering making a donation that arrangements are in place to ensure your safety.

Prof Jason Leitch

Coronavirus in Scotland

Four new deaths have been recorded in Scotland as the country sees 775 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours.

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More countries added to Scotland’s quarantine list

Poland and Turkey have been added to Scotland’s list of countries requiring visitors to quarantine, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

Travellers from the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba will also have to quarantine from tomorrow.

The First Minister said that Madeira and the Azores will be removed from the list of places which are subject to quarantine restrictions.

Both changes will come into effect from 4am on Saturday.

The rules apply to everyone, regardless of who you are, and regardless of your political allegiances.

Nicola Sturgeon

Breakdown of cases in Scotland

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - 324 new cases
  • NHS Lothian - 164
  • NHS Lanarkshire - 102

Sturgeon on ‘friend’ Margaret Ferrier

Her actions were reckless, dangerous and completely indefensible 

Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon: 4 deaths reported in last 24 hours

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