Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: 60 cases confirmed | Nicola Sturgeon: 'significant numbers will get virus' | COVID-19 becomes 'pandemic'
60 people have been confirmed to have coronavirus in Scotland
After an update at 2pm on Wednesday, chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood issued a statement confirming the case was unrelated to contact or travel – the first to be transmitted in the community.
The Scottish Government is investing more than £3 million in scaling up the NHS Near Me system, which currently allows patients to have consultations with hospital consultants via video link. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak it is being expanded to allow GP consultations to take place this.
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Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: COVID-19 news and updates on Thursday 12 March
Last updated: Thursday, 12 March, 2020, 11:35
- 36 confirmed cases in Scotland
- Virus declared a 'pandemic' by World Health Organisation
- 460 people have tested positive in UK
There have been 36 confirmed cases in Scotland so far
Here are the confirmed coronavirus cases in Scotland broken down by NHS health board
Coronavirus Scotland: Scottish primary school forced to shut after visitor told to self-isolate
A Scottish primary school was forced to shut after a person who had been in the building was told to self-isolate by the NHS.
Nicola Sturgeon: 'It is highly likely now that significant numbers of us will get this virus'
First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon emphasises that the country most focus on protecting the most vulnerable in society on Good Morning Britain
Coronavirus-hit Scottish couple 'set the record straight' following online abuse
A Scottish couple who contracted coronavirus while holidaying in Italy have been the subject of ‘vicious rumours’ on social media.
The pair – who live in Shetland – said they wanted to ‘put straight’ comments circulating about them, describing the situation as ‘some of the hardest few days we have ever experienced’
Scottish finance secretary is calling for 'urgent clarification' from Westminster on dealing with Corona
Urgent need for clarity on Westminster funding for coronavirus claims Scottish finance secretary
The London Stock Exchange's leading index of companies has plummeted by 6%, wiping £84 billion off the value of its constituents
Investors are reacting to the World Health Organisation's upgrade of the coronavirus outbreak to a global pandemic.
Within moments of the FTSE 100 opening, it sank more than 300 points, to levels not seen for eight years, with £469 billion wiped since February 21 - a fall of 25%.
Nicola Sturgeon says people with mild symptoms to be told 'soon' to self-isolate for seven days
Nicola Sturgeon has said Scottish people will be told to stay at home and self-isolate for seven days if they are experiencing even mild symptoms of coronavirus.
The First Minister, speaking on Good Morning Britain, said anyone with symptoms “indicative of coronavirus”, will be asked to self-isolate “soon”.