John Swinney confirmed the move in response to the results which were announced last week which sparked outrage from pupils, parents and teachers.
Footballers are given an ultimatum over their conduct with the threat of matches being postponed until further notice
27 new cases are identified in the NHS Grampian area taking the total to 253 cases since July 26, of which 165 are thought to share an association.
First Ministers says she will not rule out extending the Aberdeen lockdown for another week if it is deemed necessary.
Peterhead North and Rattray ward councillor Iain Sutherland has joined them from the Aligned Independent Group.
The next stage of family visiting has been introduced across Scotland with the exception of facilities in Aberdeen City bondaries.
A ceremony will be broadcast on Legion Scotland’s social media channels from 10.35am followed by the online concert from noon until 1pm.
Social care workers, people over 55 and household members of those who are shielding will all be eligible for the free seasonal flu vaccine.
The settings where face coverings must be legally worn have been expanded to include certain indoor public places such as banks and post offices.
From tomorrow wearing a visor alone will not be permitted in Scotland. instead a face covering must also be worn.
Those eligible for Tax-Free Childcare who fall below the minimum income requirement will continue to receive financial support until October 31.
MP for Gordon Richard Thomson has welcomed the full fibre plans, which include Ellon and Inverurie.