Three more Covid-19 deaths in Scotland
THERE have been three more deaths from coronavirus in Scotland.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed that there have now been 894 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with the number of deaths now 25.
The number of deaths is up three on Wednesday.
Dr Catherine Calderwood, the chief medical officer for Scotland, estimates that between 40-50,000 people in Scotland will now be infected with the virus.
"This is going to be a long haul," she said.
"The virus is out there and you do not know who has it. Stay away from as many people as possible."
There have been 29 positive cases in Grampian and 22 in Highland.
A new Covid-19 scientific advisory group for Scotland is due to meet for the first time today.
The police will soon be able to use new powers to break up gatherings of more than two people.