It takes Covid-19 deaths to ten this week, while 10.8% of newly-tested Scots have tested positive.
The scheme will launch on October 12 with the cash grants administered by councils to those in need.
It's the highest number of fatalities in the country since June 17, while there are 640 new cases.
Health management officials are investigating Covid-19 infections linked to The Bobbin pub in Aberdeen.
Students can return home on a 'long-term basis' but not for short overnight stays, new guidance says.
It is the seventh Covid death in the country this week, taking the confirmed death toll to 2512.
The education secretary said getting students home to their families at Christmas is 'at the heart of our thinking'.
That's 11.5% of newly-tested Scots, the highest positive percentage since the summer.
It amounts to 9.5% of newly-tested individuals, the highest percentage of positive tests seen during the second spike
UCU Scotland accuses principals of 'blaming students' for Covid outbreaks after 'encouraging' them back to campuses.
Students risk losing their place at university if they breach guidance put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The island of Curacao has also been added to the list of countries from where returning travellers must self-isolate.
Students living in flats and halls can't visit their parents indoors as they are considered separate households.
The latest Covid figures were confirmed at First Minister's Questions.
A new job support scheme will see the Treasury help employers cover the full-time wages of people working 'viable' jobs.
At the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, students were given a strong warning against house parties.
Sinclairtown Primary in Kirkcaldy was put on high alert after an individual linked to the school tested positive for Covid-19.
At least 124 students have tested positive for Covid-19 and more than 600 are self-isolating across the university's residencies.
Health secretary informs MSPs and MPs of 'significant delays' to wards 2A and 2B due to coronavirus pandemic.