First Minister to make televised coronavirus address

Nicola Sturgeon will address parliament on Tuesday before a televised address in the evening.

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Nicola Sturgeon will set out Scotland’s new coronavirus measures in a televised address. 

The First Minister said she will make a statement to the Scottish Parliament at 2.20pm on Tuesday.

She will then address Scotland’s coronavirus position at 8pm on an STV Scotland Tonight special. 

The First Minister has said she will decide on further restrictions with her ministers following a Cobra meeting on Tuesday morning chaired by the Prime Minister.

It comes after four chief medical officers across the UK nations decided that the Covid-19 alert level should be raised to four.

The First Minister previously said coronavirus is spreading again in Scotland and “further and urgent action” is needed to stop the increase, warning if left unchecked it will lead to more cases, people in hospital and deaths.

She said the Scottish Government is prepared to introduce “a package of additional measures” but will aim to avoid a full-scale lockdown such as the one imposed in March.