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Nicola Sturgeon has given a Covid update ahead of COP26 as concerns have been raised of a spike in cases.


The First Minister gave an update to MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

She confirmed Scotland will see no new restrictions as a result of Covid-19, Nicola Sturgeon has said, but the situation with the virus “remains fragile”.

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The First Minister told MSPs on Tuesday there had been a slight increase of about 2% in cases in the last few days.

Nicola Sturgeon added Cop26 will “inevitably” pose a risk of transmission of Covid-19.

But the First Minister told MSPs work has been done by the Scottish Government and United Nations to mitigate the effects.

Nicola Sturgeon gives Covid update ahead of COP26

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Bob Norris asks what measures are being taken to encourage the uptake of the vaccine.

The First Minister says that uptake rates are exceptionally high across all age groups. She explains that the Scottish Government that are continuing to work on reasons for vaccine hesitancy.

The First Minister says that those in the over-70 category will be offered the vaccine between now and the end of November.

Nicola Sturgeon says that it is entirely safe to have the flu and Covid jab administered at the same time and that the Scottish Government is following medical advice.

And that concludes the FM’s statement.

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