Health chief explains goal of coronavirus delay phase

National clinical director Prof Jason Leitch says slowing down Covid-19's spread will ease pressure on the NHS.

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Delaying the spread of coronavirus could potentially prevent the health service from being stretched to breaking point, a Scottish health chief has said.

The Scottish Government’s national clinical director Professor Jason Leitch says preventing a massive spike in Covid-19 cases will be key to ensuring the NHS has the capacity to treat patients.

Watch him explain the theory behind the second “delay phase” of the UK’s approach to tackling coronavirus to STV News reporter Louise Scott.