Watch as Nicola Sturgeon joins millions across UK to observe minute's silence for key workers

A minute's silence was held at 11am today across the UK to commemorate the front-line workers who have died with Covid-19 - and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon led the mark of respect in Edinburgh.

Ms Sturgeon said the minute's silence was a chance to pay tribute to those who have died as a result of their work to serve, care for and save others.

Ahead of the tribute, she said: "The silence will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have died as a result of their work to serve, care for and save others and it will be a further reminder that of all the duties government bears during a situation like this, the most vital is our obligation to keep care and health workers safe.

"I want to stress again today that I and the Scottish government are acutely aware of that responsibility and will work each and every day to do everything we can to fulfil that obligation."

Nicola Sturgeon observes the minute's silence.

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