The Scottish Government has defended its policy on schools and the shut-down of hospitality during the second wave of the pandemic.
National clinical director Professor Jason Leitch told MSPs on Wednesday advising cabinet in March to close schools was one of the worst things he or Public Health Scotland had to do.
The dentist — who has become one of the faces of the pandemic, regularly featuring in the First Minister’s daily briefing, information adverts — was speaking to the Scottish Parliament’s Covid-19 committee on Wednesday morning.
He said the science still could not tell where people have caught the virus from and the majority of pupils were unlikely to spread the disease because of their age.
It comes as around 400 pupils at Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes, Fife, are currently self-isolating because of a number of positive coronavirus cases.
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