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UK coronavirus live: Scotland records highest number of daily cases in almost three months

Nicola Sturgeon confirms Scotland will remain in phase three of four-part plan for easing lockdown restriction

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Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland is not moving to the next stage of a route out of lockdown, as she announced that there have been 77 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, the highest number of new cases in three months.

There were 27 new cases in Tayside overnight, and the outbreak there at the 2Sisters chicken factory, Coupar Angus, has now reached 43 in total. The army’s mobile testing unit is still in place there and all 900 factory workers are urged to get tested.

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed Scotland would remain in phase three of her four-part plan for easing lockdown restrictions.

The first minister told MSPs: “I am not able to indicate, today, a move from phase three of our route map out of lockdown to phase four. We will remain, for now, in phase three and I must give notice today that this may well be the case beyond the next review point too.”

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