@NicolaSturgeon will hold a Scottish government Covid briefing at 1215 📺 Watch full programme on BBC One Scotland from 12, or @BBCScotland channel from 1215 📻 Coverage on @BBCRadioScot 📱 Watch on the BBC News website and follow the latest updates
Scotland's travel corridors closed as overseas arrivals must have negative Covid test before entry
"With England... it seems like they are trying to suppress but they're also content with a certain number of infections every day and a certain level of death." Professor Devi Sridhar from the University of Edinburgh compares England's approach to Covid-19 to that of Scotland.
Nothing to do with mismanagement. It reveals the simple fact that Scotland spends £15bn more than it gathers in taxes -- and Westminster makes up the difference. It also reveals you headed into the Covid crisis with a deficit of 8% of GDP.
Update: following the latest official figures from the four UK nations, a cautious estimate of the total number of UK excess deaths during the Covid-19 epidemic up to 13 May is 60,400 51,400 already in official data. Data from Scotland today was in line with expectations ENDS
The statement that Prince Charles “met the criteria required for testing” by the NHS in Aberdeenshire is puzzling. The NHS Scotland website states that, generally, testing for Covid-19 will only be carried out “if you have a serious illness that requires admission to hospital.”