The papers: 'No reason' for Easter peak and 'virus saved me'

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image copyrightThe Herald
image captionThe Herald leads with Nicola Sturgeon's message that there is "no reason" to think the number of coronavirus cases will peak at Easter, as previously reported in the media. In her address on Friday, the first minister also dismissed speculation that special measures could begin to be phased out soon.
image copyrightThe Scotsman
image captionThe Scotsman highlights the message that Scots should not expect to "jet away for a summer holiday". Ms Sturgeon said the country was in for a "long haul" to get on top of the outbreak, which would last months.
image copyrightThe National
image captionAnd The National leads with the first minister's message that lockdown measures may last "well into the summer". She was speaking as figures confirmed a further 46 people with coronavirus have died in Scotland, taking the total number to 172 on Friday.
image copyrightThe Courier
image captionA man who feared he had Covid-19 but was diagnosed with a serious kidney condition told The Courier that coronavirus "saved his life". Doctors told Andrew Duncan Smith he had a "close call" and was lucky his condition was detected in time, the paper reports.
image copyrightThe Scottish Sun
image captionThe Scottish Sun reports several residents at a care home for the elderly and sick died in a week because of a coronavirus outbreak. The paper says the virus "swept through" Burlington Court - a 90-bed facility in Cranhill, Glasgow.
image copyrightDaily Record
image captionThe Daily Record leads with the weekend warning from Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who said "people will die" unless the population resists the temptation of sunny weather and stay at home .
image copyrightScottish Daily Mail
image caption"We will beat this together" is the message the Queen will deliver to the nation on Saturday, according to the Scottish Daily Mail. The paper says it is only the fifth time the monarch has addressed the country on TV outside of her Christmas message.
image copyrightScottish Daily Express
image captionThe Scottish Daily Express says the Queen is rallying the nation in its hour of need in a "rare and historic speech". The paper says it is only the fourth time she has delivered a special TV message.
image copyrightEvening Express
image captionThe Evening Express reports that virus testing will get "NHS heroes" back to work - it comes after the first minister said that NHS Scotland's testing capacity would increase from 1,900 a day to at least 3,500 "by the end of this month at the latest".
image copyrightIpaper
image caption"Stay at home" is also the message on the front of the i newspaper. It says the prime minister also joined in calling on the nation not to go out during what is forecast to be a sunny weekend for the UK.
image copyrightGlasgow Times
image captionThe Glasgow Times leads with an investigation into businesses still operating despite concerns from staff that work is not "essential".
image copyrightEdinburgh Evening News
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News features a couple who can only see each other for 20 minutes per week because of stringent virus measures. Bill Hudson fears his wife's final weeks following a six-year fight against cancer could be spent alone as normal visiting at East Lothian Community Hospital has been suspended.
image copyrightDaily Star of Scotland
image captionThe Daily Star of Scotland says broadcaster Kate Garraway, who featured on the last series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, is "sick with worry" after her husband was taken into intensive care with the virus.
image copyrightWeekend Telegraph
image captionAnd Dundee's Weekend Telegraph reports that a former professional boxer stole a "paltry" sum in order to buy food.

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