Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: Phased return to school for some pupils as Scotland’s lockdown continues until March

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By Gary Flockhart & Katharine Hay
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 3:54 pm

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Phased return to school for some pupils as lockdown continues until March

Last updated: Tuesday, 02 February, 2021, 14:27

  • Lockdown to continue until March
  • Pupils will begin phased return to school from 22 February
  • 758 new cases of Covid-19 reported Tuesday - and 69 deaths
  • Nicola Sturgeon to give update on lockdown rules
  • Scotland hits just over half of first January vaccination target

Coronavirus in Scotland: 758 new cases in the last 24 hours as 69 more deaths are recorded

Coronavirus in Scotland: 758 new cases in the last 24 hours as 69 more deaths are recorded

In the last 24 hours, Scotland has recorded another 69 deaths and another 758 positive cases of coronavirus.

Nicola Sturgeon: “Pressure on the NHS does continue to be severe. The number of patients being treated in hospital remains around 30% above the high point of the first wave back in April last year.”

Pressure on the NHS remains severe, says Nicola Sturgeon

The remain at home lockdown order in Scotland for Level 4 areas will continue until at least the end of February, Nicola Sturgeon has told MSPs.

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BREAKING: Lockdown to remain at least till end of February

Nicola Sturgeon schools announcement LIVE: “Lockdown needs to remain in place until at least end of February”.

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Coronavirus in Scotland: Planned operations hit four-month low in December

Coronavirus in Scotland: Planned operations hit four-month low in December

Planned operations in Scotland dropped again in December, new figures show, reaching the lowest level since August.

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