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Coronavirus update: First Minister thanks businesses for compliance

By David Porter

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In the last 24 hours Scotland saw 961 new coronavirus cases which equated to 17.1 per cent of those newly tested.

The highest figures were again seen in the NHS Greater Glasgow area with 359 cases, 244 in NHS Lanarkshire,112 in NHS Lothian and 88 in NHS Ayrshire.

In the NHS Grampian area there were 35 new cases and 12 new cases in NHS Highland.

Over the seven days to October 10, there have been 46 positive cases in Aberdeenshire and 212 in Aberdeen City.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "The weekend just past was the first with new restrictions and I wanted to say thank you to businesses.

"Compliance with the new rules has been good - these restrictions are tough for everyone, but they are vital

to stem the increases in cases."

On the statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnston which is being made this evening she said: "I have come from COBRA meeting this morning where the main topic was for a three tier proposal.

"We will look at this closely at these but will also look at our own framework that we will take to parliament after the October break.

"A publication of a new framework will be a key phase but it is not the only work we will be doing.

"We want to use these two weeks to secure a longer term benefit.

"We are reviewing again our testing strategy including looking at those where their environment could be a transmission risk."

I ask everyone to stick to the rules, don't cut corners on the rules, it is not harmless.

The virus is spreading to rapidly from household to household.

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