Scotland was plunged into full lockdown at the start of January with around 2,000 new Covid-19 cases being confirmed each day and test positivity hitting 15 per cent.
Nicola Sturgeon said the situation was “extremely serious” and major steps were required to drive infection rates down. So how have things changed since then?
Well case numbers have dropped significantly with the latest Scottish Government figures revealing 1,003 new positive tests – a drop of 1,526 from the number recorded the day after the January 4 lockdown announcement. Test positivity has also fallen dramatically.
The First Minister spoke last week about how the lockdown measures had been working, and pointed to a decrease in both case numbers and test positivity throughout the country.
However she said numbers remain too high, and further restrictions, particularly around travel are expected to be brought in soon in order to help control the virus both now and in the longer term.
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