Scotland is preparing for a significant outbreak of coronavirus

Scotland is preparing for a significant outbreak of coronavirus

That's according to a statement from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish Government is expecting a "significant outbreak of coronavirus" after the first case was diagnosed in the country on Sunday night.

Giving a statement alongside Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood and the Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, the First Minister said further cases are expected in the days to come.

She said the Government is "planning for the likelihood of a significant outbreak of coronavirus".

The patient who was diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus is "not seriously ill at this stage", Ms Sturgeon revealed.

The Tayside resident, who had recently travelled from the north of Italy, has been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and is currently receiving treatment in isolation.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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