Coronavirus in Scotland: 71 new positive cases reported as no new deaths recorded in last 24 hours

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The Scottish Government has updated the coronavirus statistics

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Scotland has risen by 71.

There are two people currently in intensive care with the virus and there were no new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

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The First Minister announced the updated numbers at Friday’s briefing, where she also reiterated Thursday evening’s decision to add four more countries to Scotland’s quarantine list.

People travelling from Austria, Switzerland, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago will now have to quarantine for two weeks when entering the country, though Portugal was removed from this list.

The travel restrictions will come into effect at 4am on Saturday.

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