A charity has warned that delays in building an effective system in Scotland 'could cost lives'.
Holyrood committee will be made up of nine members and last for duration of emergency legislation.
The Scottish Government released the latest figures during their daily briefing.
Mike Russell wrote to Michael Gove, requesting a halt to the withdrawal process during the coronavirus pandemic.
Around 100 workers at the Wabtec plant in Kilmarnock are at risk of redundancy.
An airport car park will be transformed into a coronavirus testing area.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 8000 people had already signed up for the initiative.
Scotland Cares will look to recruit community volunteers to help combat the Covid-19 outbreak.
Government officials will remind the contractor 'of their responsibilities' amid concerns over their plans.
The £100,000 fund will be administered by charity Victim Support Scotland.
John Swinney told MSPs that coursework, existing grades and prior attainment will be used to assess grades.
Conservative group leader Thomas Kerr has written to the city treasurer calling for a council tax 'moratorium'.
Education secretary will set out the finer details of imminent school closures later.
In a letter to the UK Government, MSP Mike Russell said ministers had halted work on the plans as a result of the pandemic.
The Scottish Government said the coronavirus outbreak is an 'economic emergency'.
Jeane Freeman told MSPs the NHS in Scotland is being placed on an 'emergency footing'.
The government says children won't be 'severely affected' by coronavirus and that they will be better off in their schools.
STV political editor Colin Mackay reports from a media briefing with the First Minister this morning.
In the last decade, children receiving free school meals has shot up to 53.5%.
The Finance Secretary is supporting a bill for free sanitary products in public buildings.