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Live Reporting

Paul O'Hare and Jo Perry

All times stated are UK

  1. Good night

    This concludes our live updates on the impact of coronavirus in Scotland for Sunday.

    We will be back tomorrow with all the latest news from across the country.

    In the meantime have a good evening, stay safe and enjoy the rest of Mother's Day if you can.

  2. RAF aircraft sent to Shetland to transfer coronavirus patient to the mainland

    RAF Hercules Aircraft

    An RAF Hercules aircraft has been sent to Shetland to transfer a patient who's turned ill with symptoms of the coronavirus.

    NHS Shetland say the patient is being flown to Aberdeen to be taken to the intensive care unit at the city's hospital.

    In a short statement, the health board said it would like to thank the RAF for its support to the people of Shetland.

  3. 'These society-changing measures are absolutely crucial and vital'

    Wedding rings

    Dr Calderwood said the importance of the advice around social gatherings cannot be underestimated.

    This includes everything from weddings to house parties.

    Quote Message: The science tells us that those groupings, where people come together who know each other, are the most risk for spread. People are touching each other, they are touching surfaces, they are mingling together. One person at one of these events may actually have the opportunity to pass the virus to many, many others. That's why these society-changing measures are absolutely crucial and vital, because we want to prevent those avoidable deaths. from Dr Catherine Calderwood Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
    Dr Catherine CalderwoodChief Medical Officer for Scotland
  4. 'Everybody should be examining their own behaviour'

    Dr Catherine Calderwood

    Scotland's chief medical officer said the best estimate of the death rate is "around 1%" but higher for older people and more vulnerable groups.

    But Dr Catherine Calderwood added: "But that's with the very best medical care."

    She urged everyone to follow the government's advice in a bid to stop the spread of the virus and reduce the pressure on the health service.

    Quote Message: What we want to do is to reduce those avoidable deaths, the deaths that will occur if our NHS is overwhelmed. Everybody should be examining their own behaviour. from Dr Catherine Calderwood Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
    Dr Catherine CalderwoodChief Medical Officer for Scotland
  5. Scots most at risk to be given medical guidance on self-isolation

    Senga Benfell from Stenhousemuir holds a coronavirus protection kits

    The most vulnerable Scots - including cancer patients and those who have had organ transplants - are to be given medical guidance that could see them having to shut themselves off from other family members in their own homes.

    They will have to "strictly isolate", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said and will be given a support package that could see them receive help with getting food and other essential supplies.

  6. Vulnerable advised to take 'extraordinary measures'

    Nicola Sturgeon

    The first minister said 200,000 people in Scotland, who are deemed vulnerable due to medical conditions, will be receive letters containing "strict guidance" on isolation.

    Quote Message: The extraordinary measures which this group will have to go through to protect themselves demonstrates why each and every one of us have to take this seriously. from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister
  7. Pupils now asked not to attend school to complete coursework

    Exams

    On Thursday education secretary John Swinney confirmed there would be no exams in Scotland's schools for the first time since the system was launched in 1888.

    Ms Sturgeon has now announced fresh guidance in light of "the escalation of the public health advice around social distancing".

    She added: "With immediate immediate effect no young person with coursework to complete should attend school to do so."

    The first minister said arrangements will be put in place by schools to allow coursework to be completed remotely.

    She said the Scottish Qualification Authority's chief examiner fully agrees with the decision and will set out as soon as possible how it will be taken into account in the certification process.

  8. Ferry companies advised to only allow 'essential' passengers

    ferry

    The first minister also addressed concerns about people travelling to remote communities in bid to escape Covid-19.

    Ferry companies have now been advised not to take on non-essential travellers

    More background here.

    Quote Message: It is may well be an understandable human instinct to think that we can outrun a a virus but the fact is we can't. What we do is we risk taking it to the places we go and in our remote and rural communities that means extra pressure on essential services and on health services that are already more distant from people. from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister
  9. Publicans urged to 'do the right thing'

    Pub

    The first minister said a "tiny minority" of pubs stayed open on Saturday.

    This was despite a UK government announcement that licensed premises, restaurants and other venues should shut from Friday night.

    More background here.

    Quote Message: Let me be blunt, in doing so they put lives at risk. My message to them is close now. We will have emergency powers within days to force you to close and we will use these powers if we have to. But you should not wait for that. You should do the right thing now and help us save lives from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister
  10. Elderly and vulnerable advised to follow 'stay at home' advice

    Elderly
    Quote Message: If you are over 70, or in a vulnerable group, I know this is hard, but the advice to stay at home is for your own protection. from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister
  11. First Minister: 'Don't gather for parties'

    PARTY
    Quote Message: Don't gather for parties in people's houses or in groups for, I'm sorry to say, wedding receptions and other celebrations. When you do go outside, and of course it's ok to be outside, don't crowd together in the park or on the beach because that can be almost as dangerous as going to the pub. Beaches should not be busy. Parks should not be full. from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister
  12. Nicola Sturgeon: 'The advice should not be seen as optional'

    Quote Message: Let me be clear, the advice should not be seen as optional. It should be seen instead as a set of rules to be followed. To protect Scotland we must all do the right thing." from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister
  13. First Minister: 'No corner of Scotland is not at risk'

    Quote Message: "No part of Scotland will not be affected by this virus. No part of out country will not have people who either have it now or or get it in future. And unfortunately no corner of Scotland is not at risk of seeing some of their residents die from it. from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
    Nicola SturgeonFirst Minister