Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Boris Johnson warns UK must prepare for no deal, Scotland records nine new deaths and 1,196 cases in 24 hours

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By Katharine Hay
Friday, 16th October 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 12:24 pm
Coronavirus in Scotland live blog updates
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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Boris Johnson warns UK must prepare for no deal, Scotland records nine new deaths and 1,196 cases in 24 hours

Last updated: Friday, 16 October, 2020, 12:25

  • Nine new deaths recorded in Scotland in the last 24 hours
  • Nicola Sturgeon urges football fans not to travel to Carlisle to watch weekend match
  • Boris Johnson warns UK must prepare for no deal with the EU

More on Boris Johnson’s warning about UK having to prepare for no deal with EU:

The Prime Minister today announced Brussels would not give Britain the kind of deal he wants, and insisted unless that changed there would be no agreement.

His comments come after the two sides failed to find terms in time for his self-imposed deadline of October 15.He said: “From the outset we were totally clear we wanted nothing more complicated than a Canada style relationship based on friendship and free trade.

Nicola Sturgeon says she won’t comment on the recent lockdown measures enforced in the north of England

‘I know how frustrating it can be. I have sympathy there, but this virus is not standing back giving politicians much time.’

Here is some more information on the latest statistics on Covid in Scotland released by the Scottish Government:

Residents in Scotland are reminded no one is to visit other households, and meetups outside are restricted to a maximum of six people

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urges football fans ‘not to cross the border just to watch the match'

Boris Johnson has warned the UK must prepare for no trade deal with the EU

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BREAKING: Boris Johnson warns UK must prepare for no deal with the EU

Latest Covid-19 statistics released:

1,196 new cases have been confrimed

9 new deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours 

Of those, 416 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 309 are in Lanarkshire, 161 are in the Lothians and 104 in Ayrshire and Arran 

629 people are in hospital which is 27 more than yesterday 

58 people are in intensive care which is six more than yesterday 

Nicola Sturgeon due to give her daily briefing at 12.15pm today

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