The former SNP minister was found to have sent inappropriate texts to a Holyrood staffer.
Experts have warned Boris Johnson after he repeatedly suggested a crossing over the Irish Sea.
Ian Blackford called on the Government to recognise that "now is the time" to end austerity.
The move comes after the number of cases of Covid-19 rose to 18 in Scotland as of Sunday.
McDonald was fired from his post and suspended pending an investigation after he was found to have sent inappropriate texts.
MSPs will vote on introducing mandatory background checks for elected officials.
The UK Government has reported 206 positive cases of Covid-19 since the outbreak began.
Nicola Sturgeon was reacting to comments by Donald Trump on coronavirus
Politicians from across the spectrum have been urged to 'up their game' as new figures show trust in politicians is lower amongst women.
The convener of the Holyrood Standards Committee has asked for proof the head of the new national investment bank is a "fit and proper person".
The transport departments of Scotland and Northern Ireland have called for commitments from the UK Government.
At least 97% of people in Scandanavian countries find their schemes easy to understand.
Holyrood backs the first Budget drawn up by new finance secretary Kate Forbes by 63 votes to 55.
The First Minister told MSPs that officials are still working to delay the spread of Covid-19.
Speaking to a Holyrood committee, he said tunnelling would be cheaper than the bridge suggested by Boris Johnson.
Murray has also called for permanent proxy voting at both Westminster and Holyrood.
MSPs have voted to back the Scottish Government's tax plans by 58 votes to 50.
Bosses at the ferry operator refuted claims that they 'didn't want' the dual-fuel vessels being built for it.
A total of 137 people called NHS 24's 111 number, while another 584 called the general advice helpline.
Steve Turner said an end to child poverty should be on the agenda ahead of the 2021 election.