Updates on Covid-19 in Scotland.
Monday, 21st September 2020, 6:23 am
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Last updated: Monday, 21 September, 2020, 10:20
- Nicola Sturgeon to make lockdown decision shortly
- No new deaths but Covid-19 cases up by 245 on Sunday
- Britain stands at a “critical point” in the coronavirus pandemic
Monday’s Scottish Government coronavirus news briefing
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will hold a virtual coronavirus briefing at 12.15pm with interim chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith and national clinical director Jason Leitch.
Six months is ‘more realistic position’ for new Covid-19 restrictions
Six months is a “more realistic” time frame for any new Covid-19 restrictions to be in place, Scotland’s Health Secretary has said.
While stating that a final decision on new measures has not been made, Jeane Freeman said any new measures were likely to last longer than previously.
The comments come as the Times reported a warning from Downing Street that new restrictions in England could be in place for six months.
Questioned on BBC Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme on whether the Scottish Government is considering a six-month time frame, Ms Freeman said: “It’s a more realistic position but we have not yet made all of our decisions about the additional measures that we put in place and how…
— to www.scotsman.com