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Coronavirus Scotland: 25 die as number of confirmed cases hits 894

Daily Record logoDaily Record 5 days ago Julie Dunnett
a person walking down a city street: Glasgow City Centre is deserted during lockdown © Daily Record - Tony Nicoletti Glasgow City Centre is deserted during lockdown

The number of people who have died in Scotland from coronavirus has reached 25, an increase of three overnight.

And the number of confirmed cases has risen to 894 which is an increase of 175 since yesterday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updated the country in a statement today.

Yesterday, she explained a new advisory body, chaired by Professor Andrew Morris from the University of Edinburgh will help give "the fullest possible understanding of exactly how the virus is spreading in Scotland".

a person that is standing on the sidewalk talking on a cell phone: Scotland has gone into lockdown © Getty Scotland has gone into lockdown

Scotland is still on lockdown and Scots are being reminded to follow the new regulations.

We are advised not to leave our homes unless to shop for essentials, to take exercise once a day, for medical reasons, to care for a vulnerable person or to travel to essential work if that cannot be done at home.

The Lockdown was announced by Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon on Monday.

Sturgeon said: "These measures are essential for the protection of others.

"Coronovirus this is the biggest challenge of our lifetime and  measures we take to tackle it must reflect the magnitude of that.

"These measures are essential to slow down the spread of this virus. They are essential to reduce the peak impact of it.

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