‘Hard but necessary decisions’ to be made on coronavirus

Published on 18 Sep 2020, 12:01
Nicola Sturgeon has signalled “hard but necessary decisions” will likely have to be made in the coming days to head off surging cases of coronavirus in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

The First Minister said the country is at a “critical moment” as 203 new cases were recorded in Scotland overnight, the fourth day in a row of more than 200 cases.

Another person with the virus has died, Sturgeon added.

Speaking at Friday’s Covid-19 briefing, she said she wants to avoid another national lockdown but that “doing nothing is not an option”.

The First Minister said she asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier on Friday morning to convene an emergency Cobra meeting over the weekend so the four UK nations can discuss their options.

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