The papers: Lockdown until June and call for NHS volunteers

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image captionScotland's chief medical officer has warned that restrictions placed on movement are needed for "at least 13 weeks" to stop the spread of coronavirus, reports The Press and Journal. Dr Catherine Calderwood told BBC Radio 4 that if the measures were lifted before then, it was likely that the virus would continue to be transmitted between people.
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image captionThe Scottish Daily Express leads with a warning from the deputy chief medical officer that it could be six months before the UK returns to "normal", as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Jenny Harries said the number of cases will rise in the next few weeks and suggested some form of lockdown will remain in place for half a year, the paper reports.
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image captionThe Times has the same story on its front page, explaining that Dr Harries said the strict social distancing rules in place at present would have to remain for between two and three months - but it would be a further three months before all the current restrictions were lifted. "We must not suddenly revert to our normal way of living. That would be quite dangerous," she is quoted as saying.
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image captionThe Herald highlights that schools could be shut past the summer while coronavirus restrictions remain in place. The paper also says that medical chiefs in Scotland believe the country has enough ventilators to cope with the peak of the outbreak.
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image caption"Shock and autumn" is The Scottish Sun's take on the potential extension of measures as the paper highlights the UK death toll has increased to 1,228. In Scotland, 41 people have died while tests confirmed 1,384 people have the virus.
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image captionMeanwhile The National leads with the Scottish government's appeal for NHS volunteers. The new Scotland Cares campaign is to be launched on Monday to bring together volunteers to help with the health and care sectors.
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image captionThe Scotsman highlights how the Red Cross will lead the "army" of health care volunteers while others can join existing efforts through Volunteer Scotland. The paper quotes Nicola Sturgeon who said the best way to support the NHS was still "for all of us to follow the rules and stay at home as much as possible".
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image captionA new NHS field hospital to treat coronavirus patients should be ready "within days", according to the i. The Nightingale Hospital, which will be based at the ExCel Centre in east London, should be operational this week, the paper says.
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image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News leads with a "thank you" for the city after local people and businesses donated pyjamas, slippers and toiletries to coronavirus patients at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The majority of patients are admitted with just the clothes they are wearing, and family members are not allowed to visit them, leaving many without supplies, the paper reports.
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image captionA £250m regeneration project in the north of Glasgow is to resume prompting a backlash from the union Unite, according to the Glasgow Times. The Scottish government will remind construction company Morgan Sindall "of their responsibilities", the paper reports.
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image captionThe Daily Record reports that some 16% of police officers were off work on Friday when compared to the force operating at full strength. Some officers were on annual leave, but the majority were self-isolating at home with Covid-19 symptoms, the paper reports.
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image captionThe Courier leads with a story on scammers "exploiting people's fears about the coronavirus crisis" as they target people with scam texts and emails. The Chartered Trading Standards Institute said experts were "appalled and infuriated" by fraudsters who masquerade as officials from the government or tax office, asking people to pay fines or claim tax rebates.
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image captionThe Daily Star claims a bread delivery van was held at gunpoint in Glasgow on Saturday in a "lockdown shocker". The paper suggests that Mortons rolls have now overtaken toilet paper as the country's most "precious commodity" .
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image captionThe Evening Telegraph reports that foodbanks have issued a "desperate plea" for donations - and includes a spotlight on student nurses who have answered the call to go to work on the front line of the pandemic.
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image captionAnd in other news from the US, the Scottish Daily Mail leads with Donald Trump's comments that his country will not pay for the security of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, amid reports the pair have moved across the border from Canada. In a tweet on Sunday night, the US President said he was "a great friend and admirer of the Queen and the United Kingdom" but added: "They must pay!" Harry and Meghan announced they would be stepping back from royal duties earlier this year and will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March.

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