Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: 2,310 confirmed cases | 76 deaths | Sturgeon addressing Parliament

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By Conor Marlborough
Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 12:13 pm
Live updates on coronavirus in Scotland.
Live updates on coronavirus in Scotland.

Here are the latest events in Scotland as confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the world reach more than 777,000.

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: latest updates on Scottish Covid-19 cases

Last updated: Wednesday, 01 April, 2020, 13:34

  • Scotland has 2310 confirmed cases
  • 76 people in Scotland have died from the virus
  • MSPs set to debate bill to give sweeping powers to the government later today
  • Suspension of jury trials withdrawn from the bill amid criticism
  • Edinburgh Festivals cancelled

'NHS Louisa Jordan' - Glasgow SEC temporary hospital named

Glasgow SEC

The Scottish Government have named the make-shift hospital at the Glasgow SEC "NHS Louisa Jordan", in honour of the Glasgow-born nurse who died serving in Serbia during the first world war.

Jordan (1878-1915) worked in extreme conditions to tend to the sick and wounded in the Serbian city of Kraguievac, before succumbing to typhus in March 1915.

Edinburgh Festivals worth £1 billion every year - Paris Gourtsoyannis

Plea to hold onto charity shop items - SocialBite

Scottsh homelessness social enterprise SocialBite has urged the public not to leave donations outside charity shops while they are on lockdown.

Charity shops were ordered to close along with other "non-essential" businesses when the lockdown began.

Trading Standards Scotland warns against buying fake testing kits and cures

The consumer protection watchdog told the public to be wary of crooks trying to take advantage of anxieties caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

"There are currently NO approved testing kits #COVID19," it posted on Twitter. "Any testing kits or cures advertised are FAKE and potentially dangerous."

A UK government campaign against #FakeMeds warns that 1 in 10 people in the UK have bought fake medical products online in the last year.

"Another sucker-punch" - social media reaction to the Edinburgh Festivals cancellation

"Edinburgh Festival" second only to The Olympics - Brian Ferguson

Will PPE be given to everyone who needs it?

Scottish Conservative leader, Jackson Carlaw.

Scottish Conservative leader, Jackson Carlaw, asked the First Minister whether she could be confident that everyone in the public sector - including prison officers, GPs, nurses, and social carers - will have access to personal protective equipment.

Sturgeon said stocks of PPE were "healthy", but that there was no room for complacency. On distribution, she admitted that the Scottish Government "hadn't done as well as we would have liked", and said she couldn't guarantee that there would be no issues in future.

She insisted that everyone across the public sector who needs PPE will get it.

41,000 Scots volunteer to help coronavirus response

Nicola Sturgeon said more than 40,000 people have signed up to help the NHS, saying it demonstrated the "solidarity and sense of community" in Scotland.

She said anyone who wants to volunteer and can safely do so, can still sign up.

Social media reaction to Fringe cancellation

Coronavirus death toll in Scotland reaches 76

The latest statistics were confirmed by Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Parliament today.

See the full breakdown here.

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