First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accelerates planned lockdown easing to support mental health and wellbeing.
Spokesperson for First Minister says she 'told the truth to the committee' amid opposition calls for her to resign.
The committee refused to accept the former First Minister's request for his submission to be published in full.
Nicola Sturgeon says 2021 can be Scotland's 'year of recovery' as Covid-19 vaccines are rolled out.
The STV/Ipsos MORI survey found that more than twice as many people intend to vote for the SNP than the Scottish Conservatives.
The two council areas will be 'monitored closely' on a daily basis, the First Minister confirmed.
Scots can check the measures that apply in their local authority.
The scale, which ranges from level zero to four, kicked in at 6am on Monday.
The strategic framework - similar to England's three-tiered system - will be published on Friday.
Indoor venues will learn if they can reopen next week but FM has indicated she will adopt a cautious approach.
The First Minister said 'staycations' would support the travel industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Matthew Burrows, from Stirling, had been anxious about receiving care at home during lockdown.
Jackson Carlaw has asked the FM to publish the evidence she is using as basis for adopting different stance from UK Government.
The First Minister said she was 'far from convinced' measures could be eased on the next review date of May 7.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said coronavirus has taken normal life apart.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urging the public to stick with the lockdown restrictions put in place.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the death toll in Scotland from Covid-19 now stands at 615.
The First Minister told MSPs that officials are still working to delay the spread of Covid-19.