Scotland’s coronavirus lockdown extended

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has formally extended Scotland’s coronavirus lockdown.

By law, the social distancing measures across the UK have to be reviewed every three weeks.

However Ms Sturgeon said it was too soon to make meaningful changes without risking a resurgence of the virus.

“We want to see data in the days ahead that confirms a very clear downward trend,” says the first minister.

She wants to see what the R Number looks in a week from now and if the NRS figures next week show another fall in the number of deaths.

“We have concluded that the lockdown and the associated regulations must remain in place for now.”

She points out the Scottish government can make changes before the next legal review in three weeks time.

The first minister points out: “I am as anxious as anyone to restore some degree of normality to our lives as soon as possible and to reduce the harm we know the lockdown is doing.”

Source: BBC News