The papers: Cancer testing scrapped and Scotland vaccine trial

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image copyrightThe Scottish Sun
image captionThe Scottish Sun leads with the announcement that cervical, breast and bowel screenings are among the procedures temporarily scrapped to relieve pressure on the NHS. The Scottish government said no additional patients would be invited until further notice.
image copyrightThe Scotsman
image captionThe Scotsman also leads with the new measure, which is designed to reallocate healthcare staff to support other essential services, including Covid-19 laboratory testing and covering for colleagues who are unwell or self-isolating.
image copyrightThe Press and Journal
image captionThousands of Scots are to be tested for Covid-19 as the first minister "steps up the virus war", says The Press and Journal. The paper reports "huge" efforts are being made to expand the number of coronavirus tests to 3,000-a-day amid concerns that not enough are being done.
image copyrightThe National
image captionThe National leads with an announcement from Scotland's chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood - she revealed the Roslin Institute at Edinburgh University was recruiting patients for clinical trials for a possible vaccine to combat the virus outbreak.
image copyrightThe Courier
image captionThe Courier leads with the death of an 80-year-old woman from Broughty Ferry who contracted Covid-19. Sheila French sang in a church choir and was described as "such a gentle soul", the paper reports.
image copyrightThe Herald
image captionThe Herald reports that one in three intensive care patients in Scotland are being treated for complications caused by the coronavirus. The paper highlights how the Scottish government is working towards creating 700 intensive care unit beds - prior to the outbreak there were 190.
image copyrightEdinburgh Evening News
image captionA fit 25-year-old has warned people to stay indoors after the "worst week of his life", according to the Edinburgh Evening News. The paper says Calum Wishart is in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after suffering symptoms including fever, coughing fits, vomiting and diarrhoea.
image copyrightThe Times
image captionIn other developments, The Times reports that Britain has embarked on its biggest peacetime repatriation operation with its plans to bring home up to 300,000 people left stranded by the coronavirus lockdown. The paper says the UK government will spend £75m chartering hundreds of flights from countries where commercial flights are no longer available.
image copyrightIpaper
image captionThe i leads on comments from the chief scientific adviser that the UK's social distancing rules are "making a difference" in containing the virus. The paper features an image of an almost deserted City of London.
image copyrightGlasgow Times
image captionThe Glasgow Times highlights that the overflow hospital at the SEC could be up and running "within a fortnight". The paper also points to Monday's announcement that police had to break up house parties over the weekend.
image copyrightDaily Record
image captionThe Daily Record has opted for a Lord Kitchener-style front page as it reports on the Scottish government's recruitment drive for volunteers. The paper reports that "thousands" of people in Scotland have already "answered Sturgeon's call".
image copyrightScottish Daily Mail
image captionSimilarly, the Scottish Daily Mail reports that more than 21,000 people in Scotland have come forward with practical or emotional help for those in need. The paper invites helpers to "take a bow" after 10,000 signed up hours after registration opened on Monday.
image copyrightEvening Telegraph
image captionDundee's Evening Telegraph highlights results from a local coronavirus test centre, reporting that one in three individuals came up positive.
image copyrightDaily Star of Scotland
image captionAnd finally, the Daily Star of Scotland reports that "hard-line officials" have told shopkeepers they cannot sell Easter eggs. The paper says "barmy bureaucrats" have also barred the sale of hot-cross buns, as they are not essential goods. The paper describes it as the day the "world went properly bonkers".

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