‘We beat back coronavirus once, we can do it again’

Nicola Sturgeon told the STV News at Six the country must 'come together again' in the fight against Covid.

Nicola Sturgeon has urged the public to “come together” in the fight against coronavirus, telling Scots: “We beat it back once and we can beat it back again.”

The First Minister was speaking live on the STV News at Six the day after a ban on visiting households was extended to the whole of Scotland and a 10pm curfew was imposed on hospitality venues across the UK.

On the new package of measures, the First Minister said: “I don’t want it. I absolutely get how tough people are finding it, it’s been tough for six months and it only gets tougher.

“None of us, even me, are exempt from all of the implications of this but it’s a global pandemic, it’s accelerating across the world.

“We did really well over the summer to drive it to low levels, to build Test and Protect, but we’ve always known that winter coming out of lockdown would present new challenges.

“That’s where we are right now and we’ve got to come together again and unfortunately make more sacrifices, but we beat it back once and we can beat it back again.”